Alexander Henry YOUNG

YOUNG, Alexander Henry

Service Number: 1732408
Enlisted: 26 September 1966
Last Rank: Signaller
Last Unit: 104 Signal Squadron
Born: Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 29 May 1946
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Toan Thang, South Vietnam, 16 May 1968, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Mount Gravatt Cemetery & Crematorium, Brisbane
Grave Location: ANZAC-1-D-210. Also Queensland Garden of Remembrance - Memorial Location: Wall 6/Row H., Queensland Garden of Remembrance, Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium, Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Seymour Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk Roll of Honour, Toogoom Vietnam Memorial
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Vietnam War Service

26 Sep 1966: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 1732408
3 Mar 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 1732408
16 May 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Signaller, 1732408, 104 Signal Squadron, FSB Coral / Balmoral - Vietnam

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"Alex was a national serviceman Signalman lineman but was in the CMF before being called up. He was killed in action two weeks before his 22nd Birthday on Operation Toan Thang, in Bien Hoa Province, at the Battle of Coral, during an mortar/rocket attack on Fire Support Patrol Base Coral, on the 16th May 1968.

The 104 Sig Sqn training room at Nui Dat constructed early 1969 was named in Alex's honour 'The Alexander Young Training Room' The Alexander Young Training Room, 1CSR, Darwin A photo and plaque was placed in the room at the time. The Training Room at 104 Sig Sqn, 1CSR, Darwin is still named in honour of Alex.

Alex is interred at the Garden of Remembrance, Mt Gravatt Cemetery, Queensland." - SOURCE (