William YOUNG

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YOUNG, William

Service Numbers: 1231, 2315, 2315A
Enlisted: 16 September 1914, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Oistermouth, Swansea, UK, 1893
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Church of England School, Mumbles, Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 18 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 58 Commemorated on the Jamestown Memorial, SA, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hampton RSL Gallipoli Memorial Gardens, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1231, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1231, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1231, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
19 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2315, Enlisted at Melbourne
17 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2315, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
17 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2315, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2315A, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Son of George and Mary Young of Mumbles, North Swansea, Wales

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Three years prior to enlisting in the AIF he was discharged from the Compulsory Military Training for being flatfooted and blind in on eye

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal