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William George Youngson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Youngson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39927 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Craig (mother), Clyde Street, Balclutha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39927 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Bricklayer AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Chest expansion, Unknown Period AWMM
      32 inch AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      147 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Died of G.S.W. (Gun shot wounds) to the Head in a Casualty Clearing Station on the battlefield, Etaples, France. AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of gun shot wounds AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Marion Craig (formerly Youngson), of Pukeawa, Balclutha, New Zealand, and George Youngson

    A bricklayer at the Wellington Meat Company in Masterton in 1916

    He joined Wellington Regiment, 4th Battalion, 3rd N.Z. Rifle Brigade

    One of two sons killed in WW1: William George Youngson (39927); Robert Youngson (9/988) and a third, Alexander (Alex) a reserve who died of Spanish influenza in 1918.

    Their mother, Marion Craig (Youngson) was given the honour of unveiling the Balclutha memorial

    Listed on CWGC as Sergeant but his rank was a Corporal (Temporary Sergeant) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM XVI. C. 12. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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