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Roy Orpwood YOUNG

Regimental number5214
Place of birthRose Bay, New South Wales
SchoolRose Bay Superior Public Boys School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBook packer
AddressRoyston Croydon Road, Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, T P Young, Royston Croydon Road, Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceTwo years in unspecified military service.
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.4
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XIII, Row D, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Patterson and Mary Thurza YOUNG. Commemorated in St Thomas Churchyard (Section C Grave 32), Enfield, New South Wales. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2672 Pte Frank J. PIDGEON, 45th Bn, killed in action, Bullecourt, France, 5 April 1918; 5143 Pte W.D. WRIGHT, 33rd Bn, killed in action, The Chalkpit, 28 August 1918.~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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