Sidney Douglas YOUNG

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YOUNG, Sidney Douglas

Service Number: 1631
Enlisted: 8 September 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 18 October 1878
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Surbiton National School, England
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Melbourne, Victoria
1 Oct 1914: Discharged AIF WW1, Private
7 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1631, Dandenong, Victoria
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1631, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1631, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1631, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1631, 7th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

Uncle Harry

Harry was my great-great uncle (brother of my great-grandmother). My late mother talked about uncle Harry a lot when I was a boy. All I know was that he was Killed in action at Lone Pine on 8 Aug 1915.

In 2013 I went to Gallipoli and visited the memorial wall which was moving. Other than his service records and some family stories I know very little about him.
I think about him a lot. - Peter Hession (Guildford)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Enlisted under his real name Sidney Douglas Young on 08 Sep 1914 and was discharged 3 weeks later.

He reinlisted under the name Harry Young 2 months later on 07 Dec 1914, served on Gallipoli before being Killed in Action at Lone Pine.