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George William YOUNG

Regimental number1221
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address27 Brunswick Road, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 3.25"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, G B Young, White Street, Coburg, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 60th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of enlistment.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAlbert Park, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date22 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kenilworth Castle', 12 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit: bronchitis), Melbourne, 22 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 April 1957
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, YOUNG George William

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