William YOUNG

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YOUNG, William

Service Numbers: 2315, 2315A
Enlisted: 19 April 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glenthompson. Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Laundryman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 27. No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

19 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2315, Enlisted at Melbourne
17 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2315, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2315, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2315A, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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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