THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
YOUNG Robert
10/451, Lieutenant Colonel, Wellington Battalion

CITATION
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Gazetted 3 June 1919, p6790
This Officer has served continuously in the Field from the landing in Gallipoli until the armistice - except for a short period while wounded. In action, for
the first time as a Regimental Officer, later as a Battalion Commander, and for the last eighteen months as a Brigade Commander, his leadership and
gallantry have throughout won the confidence of his men. His conduct of operations entrusted to him has always won the confidence of his superiors.
Behind the Line his own sense of duty has been an example to his officers, and his unremitting care for the comfort and welfare of his men has
ensured their affection and obedience. For some years previous to the War, and at a time when no other reward than a sense of duty performed
could be looked for, this Office, among others, by hard work with the Volunteers, later with the Territorial Force, made possible the foundation on
which the success of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force has largely been built

Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Gazetted 14 January 1916, p568
For services rendered in connection with military operations in the field

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 8 November 1915, p11027
For distinguished service in the field during the operations in the Dardanelles

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 5 November 1915, p11003
Mentioned in General I. Hamilton’s despatch of  the 26th August 1915 (Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force)

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 January 1916, p1210
In connection with the operations described in General I. Hamilton’s despatch dated 11 December 1915

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p261
Lieutenant Colonel YOUNG proved himself to be a very reliable C.O. at GALLIPOLI, and in the recent operations near Flers (16th to 28th September) his good work has been most marked.  He carried out all that was asked of him with ease, and I consider that he would make an excellent Brigade Commander.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 December 1918, p15230
New Years Honours Despatch for Period 25th February 1918, to 16/17 Sept 1918.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 July 1919, p8836
For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 16 September 1918 to 15 March 1919.

Legion of Honour, Chevalier (France), (Chevalier)
Gazetted 24 February 1916, p2066
For distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign.


AWARDS
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (5)
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal
Legion of Honour, Chevalier (France)

NOTES
Born 5 January 1877, Sutherland, England
Died 25 February 1953, Otaki, New Zealand
Cremated in Wellington, New Zealand (Ref: 12228)
Grave unknown