YOUNG, Michael Joseph
(Service number 4/873)
|First Rank||Sapper||Last Rank|
|Date||28 July 1884||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o Mrs Miles, Woolcombe Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Mary YOUNG (mother), Hunter, Makikihi, Timaru; Mrs E. YOUNG (wife), 37 The . . . . , Chilterne, Wiltshire, England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Field Engineers|
|Date||17 April 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||21 August 1968||Age||84 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 1D, Plot 294|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Michaerl Joseph Young was born on 28 July 1884 at Waimate, the eldest son of William and Mary (née Hogan) Young. His father died in 1905 and was buried at Waimate; his mother lived on, a widow, until 1937.
Michael James was an engine driver residing at Timaru when he enlisted. He married Elizabeth Stuart Tomes on 24 May 1916 in Lambeth, London. Elizabeth already had a child, Harold Stuart (born in 1911 in Lambeth), who may have been adopted by Michael and did grow up with the Young name. Michael and Elizabeth had another son born in England in 1919 – Colin Crag Young. Michael Joseph Young died on 21 August 1968, aged 84 years, and was buried in Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch. His brother, James George Young, also served in World War I. Eng M. J. Young and Pte J. G. Young were listed in the Waimate Daily Advertiser Roll of honour from February 1917.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 July 2002]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [20 July 2002]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 24 February 1917 (Papers Past) [24 July 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [23 July 2020]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [24 July 2020]
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