James YOUNG

YOUNG, James

Service Number: 6160
Enlisted: 18 August 1916, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Pine, Qld., 17 July 1895
Home Town: North Pine, Queensland
Schooling: North Pine State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: War related injuries, Rosemount Hospital, Brisbane, Qld., 14 April 1936, aged 40 years
Cemetery: Lawnton Cemetery
Memorials: North Pine State School Roll of Honour, Strathpine District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6160, 25th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6160, 25th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6160, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

James's parents were John Young and Elizabeth Gertrude Protheroe. The Young family was a local pioneering family who resided on the North Pine River. Henry's father, John, served in Redcliffe and Pine Council's. Young's Crossing and Young Street are named after the Young family. James attended North Pine State School. He enlisted 18 August at Brisbane. He was seriously wounded in action June 1918 with a gunshot wound to the spine. He was repatriated back to Australia and was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He married Lillian Gladys Powell in 1927 at Brisbane.

Mr. J. Young.— Mr. James Young, Collings Street, Balmoral, died at Rosemount Hospital on April 14. Deceased was born in 1895, being the son of Mr. John Young, an old resident of North Pine. He and his brother, Harry, enlisted in 1916, and were drafted to reinforcements of the 25th Battalion, which unit James joined and served with in  France. He was wounded near Warlencourt, and was returned to Australia as a cot case in 1919. He went into the military hospital at Kangaroo Point and later was  transferred to Rosemount. In 1927 Mr. Young married Miss Lilliam Gladys Powell, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Powell of Kangaroo Point, and they made their home at  Collings Street, Balmoral. During all the years since he was wounded in 1918 the only means Mr. Young had of getting about was in a wheel chair. Yet he maintained an  attitude of mind which radiated cheeriness. He took up chip-carving and pottery work as a hobby and excelled in these arts. He was an ardent worker for the soldiers organisations. For the last nine months of his life he was an inmate of Rosemount.

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