Thomas William YOUNG


YOUNG, Thomas William

Service Number: 7589
Enlisted: 22 May 1917, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 1899
Home Town: Abbotsford, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Clarke's College, Croydon, England
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 20 August 1918
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 22
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7589, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7589, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Aug 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7589, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
10 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7589, 7th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens, Shell wound (thigh)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

"7589 Private Thomas William Young. Originally from Norwood, England, Pte Young was a clerk from Abbotsford, Victoria prior to enlistment and embarked with the25th Reinforcements, 7th Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles on 4 August 1917. Later wounded in action he was evacuated to a casualty clearing station where, on 20 August 1918, aged 18, he succumbed to his wounds and was buried in the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. His father, 2912 Pte Arthur Henry Young, also served in the AIF." - SOURCE (

Arrived in Australia aged 16 years 11 months

10 August 1918 - Wounded in action, shell wound to thigh

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal