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James YOUNG

Regimental number2812
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolWest Hartlepool Superior Public School, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHat blocker
AddressBrighton Avenue, Croydon Park, Croydon Park,, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J E Young, Georges River Road, Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 October 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death16.6
Age at death from cemetery records16
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 4), Sailly-la Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Edward and Alice YOUNG
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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