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John Evon YOUNG

Regimental number2924
Date of birth13 June 1895
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAxeman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Young, Tambourine Mountain, Queensland
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At AUGER WOOD on the 11th August 1918 this N.C.O. displayed great tactical ability and clear headedness in the handling of his Lewis Gun Section. At one stage of the attack the Battalion was held up by an enemy strong post. Corporal YOUNG with remarkable bravery advanced alone with his gun under heavy enemy machine gun fire and by his own personal efforts enabled his platoon to rush the post and thereby allow the advance to continue. Later when the enemy counter attacked he again showed great dash and with his Lewis Gun engaged the enemy at close quarters inflicting heavy casualties and thwarting the attack.'

Other details

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Q203768: enlisted 26 April 1942; discharged, 22 October 19145, as Private, 5th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps (Queensland).
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: John Evan BARTLE

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