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VC683   William Young

BORN   15 January 1876

DIED   27 August 1916   AGE   40

VC Won   22 December 1915   AGE   39

Place VC Won   Near ‘Little Z’, east of Fonquevillers, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   William Young   No.   5938   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   683   Awards   VC   

Regiment   East Lancashire Regiment, 8th (Service) Battalion, B Company

Later   Queens Lancashire Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   74 Wynford Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Preston Old Cemetery, New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   31 August 1916

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section V, Grave 10

Gazetted   30 March 1916

VC Presented   29 November 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Preston Old Cemetery, New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancashire, England

P  Named on Regimental VC Memorial Plaque at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancashire

P  William Young Close, off Harewood Road, Preston, Lancashire

By The Way…

He died while being operated on, for the injuries he received during his VC action

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Museum of The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, Fulwwod Barracks, Preston, Lancashire, England



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