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George Young


8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Glabra Lutescens
  • Planted By: Miss A. Wilson
  • Plaque: 25

Additional Info

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George Young was born in Ballarat and was a Baker when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, A Company on 17 August 1914 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. On 30 June 1915 he received a gunshot wound to the back, resulting in being evacuated to hospital. The remainder of his time in Europe was not without disciplinary incident but nothing significant. He received his discharge orders and returned to Australia from England on 12 May 1919.
Tree No. 25

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour