Claverhouse (Claver) YOUNG

YOUNG, Claverhouse

Service Number: 2003
Enlisted: 3 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Southport, Queensland, Australia, 31 May 1897
Home Town: Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School and Queensland University, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 July 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot 111, Row B, Grave 5, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 2, Kallangur Pine Rivers Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

3 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2003, Brisbane, Queensland
1 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2003, 49th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray embarkation_ship_number: A46 public_note: ''
1 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2003, 49th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
23 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 42nd Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2003, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, GSW (eyebrow)
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2003, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge, 2nd occasion - GSW (scalp)
12 Dec 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2003, 42nd Infantry Battalion, 3rd occasion - Shell wound (thigh)
5 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2003, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2003 awm_unit: 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-07-05

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Claverhouse's parents were Charles Kilpatrick Sharp Young and Mary Meredith. He attended the Brisbane Grammar School where he also served as a Sergeant in the School Cadet Corps. Claverhouse was a student at the Queensland University when he enlisted on 3 February 1916. Claverhouse was killed in action. Claverhouse Young served in the same unit as William Arthur Thistlethwaite [1987]. William Thistlethwaite was a fruit grower from Strathpine and a long term member of the Strathpine Community.

23 Sep 1916 - Taken on strength to the 42 Battalion from the 13 Training Battalion

25 Nov 1916 - Proceeded to France from Southampton

17 Dec 1916 - Charged with being incorrectly dressed from billet (without his belt). Sentence: Confined to Barracks for 2 days

01 Aug 1917 - Wounded in action, gunshot wound above eye

04 Oct 1917 - Wounded in action, 2nd occasion, sclap

12 Dec 1917 - Wounded in action - 3rd occasion, severe wound right thigh

19 Dec 1917 - Wounded in action, severe wound to right thigh, transferred to England

15 Jun 1918 - Rejoined Battalion from wounding

05 Jul 1918 - Killed in Action (Le Hamel)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal


Biography contributed by Ian Lang

Claverhouse Young is listed on the Pine Rivers Memorial Gates with the initial "K"; no doubt because the person writing the list after the war had never seen Claverhouse's name written down.

The reason for his name appearing on the Pine Rivers Memorial is unclear as it would seem that he had no direct association with the district.