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Walter Russell YOUNG

Regimental number1759
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
SchoolTaunton State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCharters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Glenthorpe, Dundee Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Enlistment date5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1759A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetary, France.
FateDied of wounds 16 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death31
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alice Gunthorpe (formerly YOUNG) and the late Albert John YOUNG
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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