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Eric Scott Young (1894–1941)


Military Funeral Full military honours marked the cremation at the Carr Villa Crema torium yesterday of Lieutenant Eric Scott Young, assistant adjutant of Brighton Camp, and formerly of Cressy.

To the roll of muffled drums about 200 men from Elphin Camp, including an escort and firing party, marched from the home, 23 High-street, to the crematorium. The coffin, around which was draped the Union Jack, was carried on a gun carriage. The tunic, belt and hat of Lieut. Scott Young occupied a place on the coffin.

After the Benediction was pronounced by Canon W. Greenwood, who was assisted in the service at the crematorium by Rev. Z. Higgins, a salute was fired by the firing party and the Last Post and Reveille sounded.

Capt. E. E. von Bibra represented the District Commandant (Brigadier G. E. Manchester) and Mr. H. W. Hallett the Returned Soldiers' League and the Imperial Ex-Service Men's Association of Northern Tasmania.

The carriers were eight militiamen. The chief mourners were Mrs. Eric Scott Young (widow), Mrs. Williams (sister), Messrs. Donald Scott Young (brother), S. Nicholls (father-in-law), N. and E. Smith (uncles) and J. Smith (cousin).

The pall-bearers were Lieut.-Col. L. Payne, Major M. Harcourt, Capt. G. Gould, Lieut. Eddington, Capt. Harris Capt. C. Hawker (Brighton), Capt, R. Smith (6th Military Headquarters) and Capt. E. E. von Bibra.

Wreaths were received from the O.C. and staff R.R.D. (Brighton), commanding officer and officers 12th Training Battalion, Headquarters Staff 12th Mixed Brigade (Brighton) Camp Commandant (Brighton), members camp headquarters officers' mess (Brighton), Allan Stewart Pty. Ltd., C. H. Smith and Co., employees of Palmerston, Cressy, drectors and staff of Tasmanian Wool Growers' Agency Co. Ltd., manager and staff of Royal Insurance Co., headmaster, masters & students Launceston Church Grammar School, Alfred Harrap and Son Ply. Ltd., members of Cressy branch of C.W.A.

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18 September, 1894
College Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


25 March, 1941 (aged 46)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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