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    Hello,

    1281411 AC2 Leo Young, was an Australian serving in the RAF. Some time back, he was briefly mentioned on the Forum:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2065

    Young's death, on 22-11-1941, was registered at Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

    Has any further progress been made on the cause of Young's death?

    Thanks,

    Col.

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    Subsequent to the above thread, and my request for info, a post on another forum ascertained that Young died from pneumonia, or the effects of. He had been in hospital for sometime before his death.

    The post was based on a notice in The (Melbourne) Argus 26 May 1941.

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    Amrit,

    Thanks for the pointer to The Argus article. Young was on the bottom of a very long list of Australians in the RAF that I have. I was somewhat daunted by a search for the name "Young", there being place-names, and other connotations associated with it. It was the only one that came up in a search!

    For posterity, here is the text of the article:

    BEAUFORT AIRMAN'S DEATH.

    BEAUFORT (VICTORIA), Thursday. - Mr. and Mrs. S Young, of Beaufort, have received the news of the death in England of their only son, Aircraftman Leo Young, 25, of the RAF. He had a severe attack of pneumonia some months ago, and had since been in hospital. Aircraftman Young was born in Beaufort. He was educated at the Beaufort Higher Elementary School, Geelong College, and Melbourne University, he joined a Russian ballet, with which he travelled Europe and America, and won considerable fame as a dancer. He was in Belgium when the German Army invaded that country, and with other members of his company reached England safely. He afterwards joined the Royal Air Force.

    The Argus (Melbourne), Friday, 28 November, 1941. p.3

    Now there's something to chew on!

    Off for a "Cocoa". (-;

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 6th June 2010 at 09:18.

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