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Rupert George YOUNG

Regimental number69
Place of birthFassifern, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaw student
AddressArmagh Street, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 3"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles K Young, Armagh Street, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Queensland Rifles, Citizen Military Forces; discharged at own request.
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCPL (A/SGT)
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment


Promotion date: 28 March 1918

2nd Lieutenant

Promotion date: 24 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 October 1919
Discharge date2 April 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2003 Pte Claverhouse YOUNG, 42nd Bn, killed in action, 5 July 1918; 1192 Pte Walter YOUNG, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

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

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