|Place of birth||Stuart Mill, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Jessie Young, Charlton Road, St Arnaud, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||25th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Died accidentally (burns)
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave 77), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in St Arnaud Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Arthur (d. 24 December 1927, aged 78; bu. St Arnaud Cemetery) and Jessie (d. 2 March 1937, aged 85; bu. st Arnaud Cemetery) YOUNG|
Deserted at Fremantle, Western Australia.
Re-embarked Fremantle on board HT 'Hororata', 26 April 1915.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 June 1915.
Promoted Corporal, 22 July 1915.
Promoted Sergeant, 21 August 1915.
A5mitted to hospital, Malta, 31 August 1915 (crushed foot); transferred to England, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 24 September 1916.
Embarked Weymouth to rejoin the MEF, 28 March 1915.
Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 1 May 1916; taken on strength, 25th Howitzer Brigade, and posted to 114th Battery, Ferry Post, 2 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.
Transferred to 115th Battery, 7 July 1916.
Detached to School of Instruction, 22 August 1916; rejoined unit, 2 September 1916.
Admitted to 1st New Zealand Field Ambulance, 1 November 1916 (accidental burns), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 3 November 1916; condition listed as 'dangerously ill', 5 November 1916.
Died of accidental burns, 10 November 1916.
Court of Enquiry found that '4130 Sgt Young, W. received injuries from extensive burns on head & face & arms at 115th How. Bty but there is not sufficient evidence before them to determine the cause of the fire, the Soldier was on duty at the time.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Name does not appear on Embarkation Roll.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, YOUNG William|