This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Missing at Moquet Farm, 1916 - Private William Young

Mouquet Farm, December 1916.  The Germans were entrenched in a catacomb-like
system of tunnels under the farm.   (AWM E00564)
Young William Young was only eighteen and a half years old when he enlisted  along with the record  36 575 men who volunteered for the army in July 1915.  Rod Martin explores the brief life and unknown death of this young soldier.

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