We remember William Young

We remember William Young

Profile picture for William Young

Timeline

Timeline

1876
birth Mary Hill, Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom Source:6170680 Source:5521938 1st January 1876
1905
children William Young Source:5521938 1905
1906
children John Young Source:5521938 1906
1907
children Mary Ellen Young Source:5521938 1907
1908
children Margaret Young Source:5521938 1908
1910
children Elizabeth Young Source:5521938 1910
1911
dates Age 33 Source:5521938 1911
1915
hospitalisation Wounded Hospital/Intitution Source:6150510 22nd December 1915
1916
events Official homecoming of Private Young VC to Preston Homecoming Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom Source:6150585 19th April 1916
1916
death Died of wounds He went into Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, for a final operation in August, 1916, but he never recovered consciousness; the anaesthetic had caused his heart to fail. Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot United Kingdom Source:7166262 Source:5521904 Source:6170680 27th August 1916
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:5521904
burial Preston (new Hall Lane) Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Lancashire Military funeral in Preston, Lancashire. United Kingdom V. RC. 10. Source:7166262 Source:6150609
employment Labourer Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom Source:5521938
enlistment Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom Source:5521904
marriage Mary Ellen Simmons Source:5521973
service British Army Private 5938 East Lancashire Regiment Source:5521904

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William
Initials W
Last Name Young
Source 6170680
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
7 Heysham Street, Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom their own address known 1911
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSubRankSource
British Army 5938 East Lancashire Regiment Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William Young son 1905
John Young son 1906
Mary Ellen Young daughter 1907
Margaret Young daughter 1908
Elizabeth Young daughter 1910
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mary Ellen Simmons wife -

Media

Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

IWM is not responsible for the content of external websites. Please note that some sources will require payment to view.

Official Records

TitleConnected by 
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Preston485
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Preston485
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Preston485
Medal Index Card

External Evidence

ReferenceConnected by 
Extract from the Preston Guardian, January 15, 1916. Preston485
Story of Private William 'Jock' Young VC Preston485
School resources on Private William Young VC on My Learning Preston485
Five contemporary photographs related to Private William Young Preston485
Cigarette card featuring Private William Young VC in New York Public Library collection Preston485
Wikipedia page for William Young VC Preston485
The London Gazette - Victoria Cross Trevor321

Multimedia

TitleConnected by 
Young VC Ian105013
Young VC Ian105013
William Young at Preston Town Hall, 9 April 1916 Preston485
Preston Roll of Honour form for William Young Preston485
No. 5938 Private William Young VC luc39051
No. 5938 Private William Young VC (1) luc39051

Stories