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Charles Lefanu Young

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Yorke - Young, C (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Yorke - Young, C (photo J Halpin 20 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Lefanu AWMM
  • Surname
    Young AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Charles Le Fanu Young AWMM
    • Lefana AWMM
    • Charles Le Fanu AWMM
    • Charles Lefana Young AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1328 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 July 1894 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • J. Young (father), College Street West, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • J. Young (father), College Street West, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1328 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gassed AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Tuberculosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James and Rosalie Josephine Juliet Young (nee Hearn); husband of Stephanie Grace Young (nee Bryan-Brown), of 9 Cheltenham St, Merivale, Christchurch.

    ex 3rd Maori Contingent

    Headmaster at a Christchurch prepatory school at the time of his death.

    Name is spelled Lefana (on the service record), Lefanu (corrected on the service record) and Charles L.F. on the cemetery record. Names recorded in Notes from Nominal Roll: a.k.a. Lefana. Listed as Charles Le Fanu Young by BDM, deaths AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 February 1921 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waimairi Cemetery, Grahams Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Block 2. Plot 42. (C. of E. Portion.) AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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