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Robert Hal Young

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St Aidan's Anglican Church exterior, 5 Ascot Ave, Remuera Auckland 1050. Image provided by John Halpin 2011, CC BY John Halpin 2011

St Aidan's Anglican Church exterior, 5 Ascot Ave, Remuera Auckland 1050. Image provided by John Halp …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Hal AWMM
  • Surname
    Young AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 48770 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 May 1916 AWMM RemueraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 2 Mainston Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs J.E. Young (wife), 14 Connolly Avenue, Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 48770 AWMM
  • Military service
    1 Field Ambulance, Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Waiouru Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Emphysema AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The "Dominion Monarch" was launched on 27 July 1938 and was a Shaw Savill liner displacing 36,000 tonnes, the largest vessel regularly employed on the Britain-New Zealand run.She could accommodate 517 first-class passengers and large volumes of cargo.Four diesel engines gave her a maxium speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots.

    Commissioned as a troop ship in August 1940, by 1945 she had travelled 560,000 kilometres and carried nearly 90,000 service personnel.She was being refitted at Singapore in 1941 when the Japanese invaded, and escaped capture only through efforts of her engineering staff. She was broken up in Japan in 1962.

    (Taken from Scars on the Heart exhibition, Auckland War Memorial Museum) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 December 1985 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    St. Aidans Church, 5 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.143 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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