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George Albert YOUNG

Regimental number2758
Place of birthDandenong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorth Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mildred Edith Young, 104 Patterson Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date18 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1920

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT near ALBERT on 10th June, 1918 these two men [YOUNG and 19126 W.T. BRYANT] displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty when acting as linesmen during the successful attack by the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade. All the lines between the Machine Gun Battalion Headquarters and their forward Vickers Guns, also between the 7th Brigade and their Infantry Battalion Headquarters were cut as soon as the enemy put down a barrage, but Young and Bryant repaired the wires under very heavy shell fire continuously throughout the night and maintained communication constantly during the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Discharge date13 July 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 12 March 1920; disembarked Melbourne, 6 May 1920; discharged, 13 July 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death18 June 1969

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