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George Edwin YOUNIE

Regimental number582
Place of birthBingara New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressMyall Creek, Middle Crossing, Bingara, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C McIntyre Younie, Myall Creek, Middle Crossing, Bingara, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a company runner. On 25th and 26th September 1917 during the operations in the POLYGON WOOD he carried messages through heavy shell fire, acted as guide for parties to the line and attended to wounded until he himself was wounded while going to meet a ration party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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