YOUNG, Norman Stuart
(Service number 12/892)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 14 July 1887 Place of Birth New Plymouth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hamilton
Occupation Stableman, farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Robert YOUNG (father), Knighton Street, Hamilton
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Auckland Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Star of India
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Balkan (Gallipoli)
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 17 August 1915 Age 28 years
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Notices Lyttelton Times, 23 September 1915
Memorial or Cemetery Beach Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Norman Stuart Young was born on 4 July 1887 at New Plymouth, the son of Robert Hunter and Margaret Clara Young. Norman was educated at various schools in differest parts of the country – Waikawa (Invercargill), Oaro (Canterbury), Hundalee, Waiau, and from 1904 Pleasant Point, and had some home tuition. His father’s occupation as a road overseer and inspector resulted in many moves for the family, including time at Geraldine in 1880. In 1911 Norman was a farm hand at Lumsden, at the same property as his brother Robert. He was one of about 8,500 New Zealanders who left for war on 16 October 1914.

On 17 August 1915, Private Norman Stuart Young was killed in action at Gallipoli, aged 28 years. His name is recorded in the Auckland War Memorial Museum World War I Hall of Memories.

“Private Young was well known in the Amuri and on Banks Peninsula, and was a long distance runner and representative footballer of some note. Of strong physique and intelligence, he was a fine type of youth and was one of the first to enlist in Hamilton. He was twenty-three years of age and his loss will be mourned by many friends who had learned’ to admire his good qualities.” [Lyttelton Times, 30 Sep 1915]. “Private Norman Stewart Young (killed in action) was . . . brother to Guide Young, who is also at the Dardanelles. He left with the Main Expeditionary Force with the Sixteenth Waikato Infantry. He took part against the Turks at the Canal, also at the landing at Gaba Tepe, and a fortnight later received four bullet wounds. He was in the hospital at Alexandria for 10 weeks, and returned to the front with one bullet unextracted. He was 25 years of age, a longdistance runner, and a representative footballer.” [Otago Witness, 13 Oct 1915].

An older brother, Robert Alfred Young, who also served in World War I and embarked with the Main Body, was awarded the Military Cross in 1919. A younger brother, Richard Gordon Young, enlisted for service in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 May 2020]; School Admission records [11 May 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [11 May 2020]; Lyttelton Times, 23 & 30 September 1915, Otago Witness, 13 October 1915 (Papers Past) [11 May 2020]

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