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Andrew YOUNG

Regimental number3751
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationElectrical instrument maker
Address21 Napoleon Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Young, 21 Napoleon Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 29th September, 1918 East of LEMPIRE. private YOUNG acted as runner to Lieutenant O'CONNOR when he went forward to reconnoitre. He carried messages back to Battalion Headquarters over shell-torn country and under extremely heavy artillery and machine gun fire. After delivering his messages he returned to the front line. His courage and devotion to duty has greatly inspired the men of his Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 August 1962
Place of burialFrenchs Forest Cemetery

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