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William YOUNG

Regimental number1872
Place of birthStuart Mill, Victoria
SchoolSt Arnaud State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Jessie Young, Charlton Road, St. Arnaud, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Jessie Young, Charlton Road, St. Arnaud, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery and in the Victorian Rangers.
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4130
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas a member of the crew that fired the first shot for Australia at the German steamer 'Pflaz' from Queenscliff, Victoria (details from father).
FateDied accidentally 10 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialLonguenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 77), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Arnaud Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Arthur (d. 24 December 1927, aged 78; bu. St Arnaud) and Jessie (d. 2 March 1937, aged 85; bu. St Arnaud) YOUNG, Charlton Road, St Arnaud, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: [627] Captain Harold Henry YOUNG MC, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.
Other details

Deserted at Fremantle, Western Australia.

Re-embarked Fremantle, HMAT 'Hororata', 26 April 1915, Regimental Number 4130.

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