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Stanley Walton YOUNG

Regimental number1446
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthBroadford Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJ Young, Rochester, Victoria
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 15 October 1917


Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 6 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919

Military Cross

'For indomitable courage and leadership during a raid, when he led his party against two enemy strong points and mopped them up, he himself killing five of the enemy and putting a machine gun out of action. After the raid he picked up his sergeant, who had been badly wounded, and carried him back through a regular hail of machine gun bullets.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Bar to Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

'For conspicuous gallantry and able leadership ner Chuignes, 23rd August 1918, leading three charges on enemy machine guns posts and taking 30 prisoners. In reconnoitring a concealed machine gun post, he was called onto surrender, but answered by throwing a bomb, and, waving his men on rushed the whole post. He set a fine example to his men throughout.'

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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