YOUNG, Richard Gordon
(Service number N/N)

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Date 25 January 1889 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hermitage, Mt Cook
Occupation Guide
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Guide; lineman


Date 12 February 1965 Age 76 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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 ( [11 May 2020]; Taita Cemetery record [11 May 2020]

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