Other names: Edward William
Locations in this story: Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Edward William Young was born in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, on 26 Sep 1890 and baptised there on 9 Nov 1890 the son of Edward Tom Young and Fanny Young (nee Maidment). (N.B. The Christian names conform to the birth and baptism records though they were frequently reversed in the records not least of all in the Military Records.) He spent much of his life in Ebbesbourne Wake. He enlisted and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 46268 & 22971). At some time he was transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment (Service No. 36021). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. Very little identifiable information is recorded after this time except his death in Nov 1971 which was registered at Salisbury, Wiltshire, and that he was buried at Ebbesbourne Wake on 20 Nov 1971.