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William YOUNG RSM. 6677 Essex Regiment

William YOUNG joined the Essex Regiment underage, he saw action in various campaigns and one various medals and was mentioned in dispatches twice. Medal include the French medal of Honour. Following on from WW1 he was one of the earlier dispatch riders with the AA (Automobile Association) as a Motorcycle Patrolman at the out break of WW2 he re-enlisted with the Essex Regiment were he served as RSM in a Kent camp (Possibly Folkestone) as a training officer for what was to become SAS. He dies in 1951 and was buried at Brentwood Cathedral with full Military honours. (I have some supporting documents and photos)

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  • Keith_H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Bruce, this will be deleted in a few days time.

    Please use the link below to add more facts, to something that will be retained as a Permanent Digital Memorial, rather than typing here.

    Thanks, Keith

  • Keith_H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Bruce,

    Your "life story narrative" is acknowledged. This forum is just a means to an end, and it will be destroyed. What will continue, as a Permanent Digital Memorial is the database.

    It is noted that he is already in the database. The pretentious title for an entry is a Life Story.
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4998358

    It is likewise noted you have added information to his entry in the database. Please do add what you can in the next few days.

    Kind regards
    Keith
    IWM Volunteer

  • BruceS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "and one variuos medals" should read; "was awarded various medals, including Gallipoli, the DCM and 6677 C. /S. /M. (T. /R. S. M.) w. Young 1st Bn., Essex R. (Brentwood) received the
    Medaille d'Honneur en argent avec Glaives – from the French army for bravery whilst under fire."
    He joined the Regiment in 1902.
    Further details are available.

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