William John Minshall Young

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

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.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Rank: Storeman

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.

Medals and Awards

Not known


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