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Lieutenant William Young

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Henry Young

Ancestor's date of birth: 24/02/1872

Ancestor's date of death: 15/06/1943

Cause of Death: Details not provided

Service Number: Officer - No number

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Perth

Unit: 6 West Australian Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: LT, Date Effective: Detail not ptovided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CAPT, Date Effective: Claim by ancestor - unable to validate.

Murray Page: 426

Contingent: Sixth Western Australian.

Ship: Ulstermore, Date of Sailing: 10/04/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 2 clasps, King's South Africa medal with 2 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1901 - April 1902 in east Transvaal including defeat at Bladplaat 16 August 1901 where he was slightly wounded. After convelessance, he returned to duty.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 29 April 1902 on Columbian. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: William Lloyd Young, Katanning WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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