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William Albert YOUNG

Regimental number30021
Date of birth31 August 1887
Place of birthWallaroo, South Australia
SchoolLeigh Creek Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHawker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.5
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, S Young, South Mooloolah via Parachilna, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of 'bad toes')
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 120
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date17 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3435 Trooper George Owen YOUNG, 9th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 18 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 17 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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