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Stuart Roy YOUNG

Regimental number1152
Date of birth14 July 1895
Place of birthHyde Park, South Australia
SchoolPultemey Street School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMillswood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Annie Young, Wood Street, Millswood, South Australia
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signals Company 2, Section 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Medal

'Displayed exceptional bravery and devotion to duty during the operations at POZIERES of the 2nd Australian Division in ALBERT area. He was called out several times daily to repair his lines often under heavy shell fire and on the night 4th/5th August, 1916, he twice passed through a barrage of fire and repaired lines to 5th Infantry Brigade.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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