The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Lieutenant William Young|
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.
Name of Descendant: William Lloyd Young, Katanning WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson