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David Carens YOUNG

Regimental number60790
Place of birthCorowa, New South Wales
SchoolCorowa Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngine driver
Address'Riverina', Maher Street, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, D.C. Young, 'Riverina', Maher Street, Hurstville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for military service due to heart)
Enlistment date1 May 1918
Place of enlistmentWangaratta, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 23 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of disease 21 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt David Corens Young on NR
Place of death or woundingSutton Hospital, England
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSt John Churchyard (Plot 12, Row G, Grave No. 5), Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David Cairns and Isabella YOUNG
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Melbourne, 23 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, 27 September 1918, and allotted to 7th Bn reinforcements.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 17 October 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 21 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Died, Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 23 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).

Buried, St John the Evangelist Churchyard, 29 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, YOUNG David Carens

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