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Charles Euston YOUNG

Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Young, Commercial Bank Coy of Sydney, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name15th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When two divisions attacked our front line in force, with field guns at close range, this officer's company, under his supervision, held on for three and a half hours, saving the situation. Field guns at 250 yards opened fire on his headquarters, but he sniped the gunners. Later, he crawled out and knocked out a machine gun with rifle grenades. Throughout the attack and defence he kept his company well in hand.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsWar service: Western Front Medals: Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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