YOUNG, John William

Service Number: 10554
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Enlistment Unit: 8th Dental Unit
Transferred Unit: 99th Dental Unit
Date of Enlistment: 9 July 1915
Enlistment Age: 20 years 6 months
Fate of person: Returned to Australia

Biographical Details

William Young grew up in the shadow of Holy Trinity as his parents ran the Cornwall Hotel, later the Batman Fawkner. He was trained as a dental mechanic and spent his wartime career attached to the 8th Dental unit at Zaitoun, Cairo and then at various establishments on the Salisbury Plain, England. Early in 1918 he also worked in northern France. After returning to Tasmania in 1919 he established a dental practice in Devonport which is still in operation today.

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