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Elwood K. Young

Private, U.S. Army

Company D,
111th Machine Gun Battalion

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: December 2, 1918
Buried at:

PRIVATE ELWOOD K. YOUNG was the son of William H. and Azza Key Young, of 21 West Stiles Avenue, Collingswood NJ. His father worked for a wire manufacturing company in Camden NJ.

Private Young died from pneumonia on December 2, 1918, just two days after being pronounced cured from wounds received during an accident in the Argonne Forest. He was a motorcycle runner and in rising from a shell hole during an attack his belt became fastened in something and was torn from his waist. When the pistol in the holster fastened to the belt fell, the weapon exploded and he was wounded. He recovered only to contract pneumonia, and died on December 2, 1918. Young was 20 years old and enlisted July 21, 1917, in the 3rd Regiment, New Jersey National Guard, four days before its departure for Camp Edge, Sea Girt NJ. He went to Camp McClellan, Alabama with the regiment and was transferred to the 111th Machine Gun Battalion.

Ellwood Young was survived by his parents, brothers George, William H. Jr., and Harry, and sister Abby Young, all of the West Stiles Street address as of the 1920 Census. The Young family was still on West Stiles Street as late as April 1930.



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