Born: 6 April 1901 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the sixth of nine surviving children born to John Young, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Ellen. He married Jane Reeves in 1937 in Whitchurch and together they had two children – William John and Barbara M.
Residence: In 1911 he lived at 7 Scotland Street, Whitchurch (the family home); in 1939 and now married, William lived at 5 Scotland Street. His burial record shows him living at 6 Scotland Street, Whitchurch.
Employment: In 1939 he was a bricklayer.
Died: In 1960 in Whitchurch, aged 59 and buried on 17 June the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Service Number: 296575
Date of Enlistment: 17 September 1918
Date of Discharge: 26 May 1921
Reason for Discharge: Termination of his period of engagement
Other Information: His brother Benjamin Minshall also served in WW1.