William Young

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 40259
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion, 'C' Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 24.10.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII. D. 21.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 4 Park Terrace, Blackness Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk
  • Mother:

    Jane Young, 4 Park Tce, Blackness Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Young, 4 Park Tce, Blackness Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:


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  • Children:

More about William Young

William Young   40259   Royal Scots


Intimation has been received of the death in action of Private Wm Young, Royal Scots.  Prior to the war Private Young had an eight years’ connection with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry.  At the outbreak of hostilities, he volunteered for active service, and proceeded to the Dardanelles with that regiment.  While there he was admitted to hospital suffering from frostbitten feet, and only recovered in April of this year, when he was transferred to the Royal Scots.

Deceased was the eldest son of Mr Wm. Young, 4 Park Terrace, Dundee, and was in his 23rd year.  He was previously employed in the city as a clerk.  A brother who also saw service at the Dardanelles is at present with the Royal Naval Division.

Dundee Courier 10th November 1916

Additional Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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