YOUNG, Richard Gordon
(Service number N/N)
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|Date||25 January 1889||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||Hermitage, Mt Cook|
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|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||12 February 1965||Age||76 years|
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|Memorial or Cemetery||Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt|
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Richard Gordon Young was born on 15 July 1889 at Dunedin, the son of Robert Hunter and Margaret Clara Young. He was educated at various schools in differest parts of the country – Waikawa (Invercargill), Oaro (Canterbury), Hundalee and Waiau. His father’s occupation as a road overseer and inspector resulted in many moves for the family. In 1917, when he enlisted, Richard was a guide at the Hermitage, Mount Cook. He had already been listed on the Reserve Roll. Shortly after, he married Eva Grace Selwyn in Christchurch. He later became a lineman.
His brother, Norman Stewart Young, who served in World War I and embarked with the Main Body, was killed in action at Gallipoli in 1915, Robert himself being at the Dardanelles at this time. Another brother, Robert Alfred Young, who also served in World War I and embarked with the Main Body, was awarded the Military Cross in 1919.
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]; Taita Cemetery record [11 May 2020]
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