Robert William Young was a 24 year old tailor when he enlisted as a Private with the 59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcements on the 8th of June 1917. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917.
On the 31st of May 1918 he was injured in France with a sprained ankle. He was invalided to the U.K on the 1st of August 1918 and returned to Australia on the 19th of October 1918. He was discharged as medically unfit on the 25th of January 1919.
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