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Scott Young, Eric (1894–1941)

Eric Scott Young, n.d. photographer unknown

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from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

ERIC SCOTT YOUNG, son of Mr. R. Scott Young, Superintendent of the Bank of Adelaide, Adelaide, and of Mrs. R. Scott Young, was born in that city on 18th September, 1894. He was educated at St. Peter's College, and entered the Bank’s service at Adelaide on 16th August, 1913.

Eric Scott Young enlisted on 18th August, 1914; embarked on 20th October, and trained in Egypt until he left for Gallipoli with the 1st Australian Divisional Signal Company. He Was present at the Landing on 25th April, 1915, and served on the Peninsula until July, 1915, when he was wounded in the leg. He was transferred to a hospital at Malta for some weeks; thence to a hospital in London.

On recovery Eric Scott Young entered the Royal Engineers Training School, and after qualifying for his commission, was gazetted second-lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 2nd July, 1916. Six weeks later he was sent to France in command of a signal section attached to the heavy artillery. In March, 1917, he was promoted on the field to the rank of first-lieutenant, and was invalided to England in the following month. Lieutenant Eric Scott Young, in July, 1918, was again drafted to France, where he remained until after the signing of the Armistice, and was discharged in England on 18th February, 1919.

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'Scott Young, Eric (1894–1941)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/scott-young-eric-19826/text31075, accessed 19 September 2020.

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Eric Scott Young, n.d. photographer unknown

Eric Scott Young, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour