Robert James YOUNG MM

YOUNG, Robert James

Service Number: 282
Enlisted: 23 December 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Aberdeen, Scotland, October 1894
Home Town: Annerley, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive fireman
Died: Queensland, Australia, 1971, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 282, Brisbane, Queensland
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 282, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 282, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 282, 25th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 May 1917: Wounded Australian Army, Sergeant, SN 282, 25th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), Wounded during 25th Battalion Assault on village of Bullecourt from South East in support of British 185th
2 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, During advance from Mont St Quentin Robert Young showed utter disregard to danger in traversing the battlefield during heavy shelling and MG fire to establish communications
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 282, 25th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
12 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, 26th Infantry Battalion
28 Apr 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 282, 26th Infantry Battalion

Personal Life

Robert was born in Aberdeen in the 19th century. His family emigrated to Australia in the early 1900’s.

Immediately after the war whilst still in Belgium he married a Belgium lady in Monceau-sur-Oise. He brought her back to Brisbane. Unfortunately the marriage was not a happy one (as reported in the local papers) and he remarried an Australian.

Robert had one daughter, Amanda June Young, herself a remarkable and intrepid lady.

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