Stanley Walton Crawford YOUNG MC and Bar, MM

YOUNG, Stanley Walton Crawford

Service Number: 1446
Enlisted: 27 October 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rochester, Victoria, December 1894
Home Town: Rochester, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: War service related (tuberculosis - gas), Girgarre, Victoria, 16 June 1923
Cemetery: Kyabram Civil Cemetery
Unmarked grave
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1446, 8th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1446, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1446, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
15 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 8th Infantry Battalion
4 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Broodseinde Ridge
15 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion
5 Jun 1918: Promoted Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion
2 Jul 1918: Honoured Military Cross
23 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Cross and bar
26 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

"...1446 Lieutenant Stanley Walton Young, MM, of the 8th Battalion. Lt Young enlisted 27 October 1914 at Rochester, Vic and returned to Australia 13 July 1919. As 1249 Lance Corporal Young he was recommended for the Distinghuished Conduct Medal on 13 October 1917 for his actions at Broodseinde Ridge east of Ypres on 4 October 1917. Lt Young was awarded the Military Medal (MM) instead on 2 May 1918. Lt Young was awarded the Military Cross (MC) for his actions on 13 July 1918, which was gazetted on 12 February 1919; he was also awarded a Bar for the MC for his actions at Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918. The award of the Bar was gazetted on 3 June 1919. From the collection of Mr Alfred Thomas Sharp. Mr Sharp was the Commonwealth Immigration Officer of Victoria and was based in the London Office during the First World War. He and his wife hosted and visited many soldiers, particularly those from Victoria, who were recuperating in London. He also photographed many Australian graves in English cemeteries. His photograph collection relating to this period in London was bequeathed to the Memorial in 1922 after his death. During his time in London he was a member of the British Volunteer Regiment, serving with the Willesden Battalion, Middlesex Volunteer Regiment." - SOURCE (

Note:  Interestingly Stanley Young suffered shell shockin late 1915 and was hospitalised for it.  It says alot about the internal resources of the man that he was able to overcome this and earn the MM, MC and Bar afterwards.