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Frank Gladstone Rameka Young

Headstone of Sapper Frank Gladstone Rameka Young (46423). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECL9910). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Sapper Frank Gladstone Rameka Young (46423). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Gladstone Rameka AWMM
  • Surname
    Young AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 46423 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 June 1886 AWMM WhirinakiNorthland Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 November 1916 AWMM Brighton Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Reverend Henry Young (father), Glenhaven, Brighton Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 June 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 46423 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 27 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Carriage builder/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action, Western Front, 5 December 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted No 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Western Front AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Frank Young was the son of Henry and the late Mary Ann Young, of "Glenhaven," 52 Bassett St., Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand.

      Husband of Winnie (Winifred) Bertha (nee Reed) Young, they married on 10 April 1917.

      Apprenticed to Mr Austin, a railway carriage builder in Wanganui, in 1902. Moved with Mr Austin to Newmarket, Auckland, and was in charge of repairs to all express trains, 1914 - 1917.

      Given leave of absence to enlist. Frank entered Trentham Camp on 6 February 1917. His brother Alec Young (Alexander Percy 20902) also enlisted.

      According to Frank's father, he "was fatally wounded by a German shell on December 5th [1917], and passed away, like a baby falling asleep, at 4 p.m. on December 8th, in his prime, a life voluntarily sacrificed, in the cause of Right and Peace." Rev Young continues: "One of his comrades made an oaken cross, another cut out a metal nameplate, while all the section walked two miles to attend his funeral, and his Lieutenant bore emphatic testimony in writing to his widow, to his high Christian character." AWMM
    • It is with regret that we have to report that two of our members Messrs C. A. Nelson and F. G. R. Young (carpenters) have been killed in action. We desire to express to the members of their families our deep sympathy, and trust it will be some consolation to them to know that they responded to their country’s call, leaving all they loved to go and fight for the cause of right. Though they sleep in a far-off land, away from kith and kin, their memory will be ever cherished by all who knew them, as those who made the supreme sacrifice. This makes nine members of our Branch who have given their lives for King and country. Railway review, 8 February 1918, p 75 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 5 September 2017 - Railway Workers Obituaries : New Zealand History :
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About death

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  • Death
    8 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVII. D. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Otahuhu Railway Workshops War Memorial, corner of Piki Thompson Way, Otahuhu Auckland 1094 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
05 September 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
29 February 2016JudithAucklandOther relative

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