Topic: William Walter YOUNG

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Age on enlistment: 31 years.

Hair: Brown                             Eyes: Grey

Height: 5’8”                             Complexion: Dark

Chest: 35” – 39”                       Weight: 158lb.

Last Employer: Abraham King, Foxton.

Mother married secondly Robert Andrew in 24 January 1895 in Foxton

Barbara Ann Young was present at the birth of Robert Charles Andrew

Birth year on NZ  BDM website for William Walter is given as 1882



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William Walter YOUNG

Date of birth:20 August 1884
Date of death:15 September 1916
Place of birth:Foxton, New Zealand
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Last known residence:c/o F Spring, Thynne St, Foxton
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:In the Field, France
Spouses name:Unmarried
Fathers name:William Henry Young
Fathers date of death:1892
Mothers name:Annie Annie Elizabeth (née Procter)
Siblings:Minnie Georgina (b 1881), Robert Charles (b 29 June 1900), Lancelot James (b 1902), Douglas Gordon (b 1907), Barbara Ann (b 1884), Grace Embertson (b 1886, John Proctor (b 1888), Henry Harben Austin (b 1890), Hilda May (b 1891), Annie St Clair (b 1893), Richard John (b 1895), and Caroline Annie (b 1898)
Date of arrival overseas:02 May 1916
Theatres of war:Western Europe 1916
Place of embarkation:Wellington
War memorial:Foxton; Foxton School
Place enlisted:Trentham
Christian names:William Walter
Place of arrival overseas:Suez, Egypt
Overseas memorial:Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial
Wars:WW 1
Service number:24/2308
Religion:C of E
Date enlisted:14December 1915
Final rank:Rifleman
Regiment or service:"F" Coy 3rd Bn NZ Rifle Brigade
Embarkation date:01 April 1916
User reference:10.127