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John Muir YOUNG

Regimental number794
Place of birthPetersham New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoilermaker
Address21 Napoleon Street, Rozelle, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Muir Young, 21 Napoleon Street, Rozelle, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military service29th Aust Infantry
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll794A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallant and able leadership during April 1918, at Gentelles. He did excellent work at Joncourt, on 3 October, 1918, when all the officers of his company became casualties; he took charge, and ably conducted the consolidation of the position gained. He remained in the position until his company, consisting of twelve men, was relieved twelve hours later.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

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