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John Joseph YOUNG

Regimental number7332
Place of birthGlin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F B Young, 152 McKillop Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Discharge date15 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917; marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 26 April 1917,

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; taken on strength, 6th Bn, 9 November 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 1 June 1918 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 9 June 1918.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 August 1918; transferred to Ambulance Train No 15, 27 August 1918, and admitted to No 12 US General Hospital, Rouen, 28 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); discharged to No 11 Convalescent Depot, 30 August 1918; transferred to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 5 October 1918; rejoined unit, 20 October 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 1 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 23 November 1918.

Taken on strength, 1st Australian Motor Transport Company, 1 February 1919; appointed Driver, 12 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 4 June 1919; marched in to No 1 Group, 5 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘Takada’, 18 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 15 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, YOUNG John Joseph

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