YOUNG, Norman Stuart
(Service number 12/892)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||14 July 1887||Place of Birth||New Plymouth|
|Address at Enlistment||Hamilton|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Robert YOUNG (father), Knighton Street, Hamilton|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|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|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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 (ancestry.com.au) [11 May 2020]; Lyttelton Times, 23 & 30 September 1915, Otago Witness, 13 October 1915 (Papers Past) [11 May 2020]
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