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Edwin George YOUNG

Regimental number611
Place of birthTowe's Creek, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFruit grower
AddressBerri, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.75"
Weight167 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Edith L Ryan, Ovingham, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1916
Discharge date31 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 612 Pte Arthur Angas YOUNG, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916.

Proceeded to England, and taken on strength, 13th Training Bn, Larkhill, 9 September 1916.

Transferred to 27th Bn, 9 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1916; joined 27th Bn, in the field, and allotted Regimental No 611A, 18 November 1916.

Sick to hospital, 13 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 2 February 1917 (no further details recorded).

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 12 February 1917 (scabies), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 February 1917; discharged to duty, 26 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 28 February 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 May 1917 (trench fever), and transferred same day to 56th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 4 June 1917, and admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 June 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 26 June 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 2 July 1917; to Base Depot, Havre, 9 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 August 1917.

On leave to England, 12 November 1917; admitted to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, while on leave, 14 November 1917 (tonsilitis); discharged, 18 December 1917, and granted balance of leave, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918 (gas poisoning); disembarked, 23 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 31 May 1918.

War service: 2 years 118 days (of which 1 year 288 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 January 1956
Age at death74
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 11, Grave No. 71), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B244, YOUNG Edwin George

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