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Walter YOUNG

Regimental number1192
Date of birth24 March 1895
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
True NameYOUNG, Walter Balls Headley
SchoolBrisbane Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Brentwood', Armagh Street, Clayfield, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Young, 'Brentwood',Armagh Street, Clayfield, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Cadets.
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date28 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2003 Pte Claverhouse YOUNG, 42nd Bn, killed in action, 5 July 1918; [69] Lt Rupert George YOUNG, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 October 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 23 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 25 December 21918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 28 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 'Reniwood', Armagh Street, Clayfield, Queensland.
SourcesNAA: B2455, YOUNG Walter

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