William YOUNG

Full Name William YOUNG
Serial No. 12/492
Rank Private
Status/Occupation Single / --
Body Main Body, NZEF
Unit Auckland Infantry Regiment
Last Address Katikati
Next of Kin William Young (Father), Puriri, THAMES
WW1 Medal Entitlement 1914-15 Star
British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Embarked Embarked 16th October 1914 from Auckland, NEW ZEALAND aboard HMNZT 12 (ss Waimana) and disembarked 3rd December 1914 at Alexandria, EGYPT.  Subsequently the Auckland Infantry Regiment embarked for Gallipoli from Alexandria in April 1915 aboard the "Lutzow". On reaching ANZAC Cove they were transferred to barges from which they landed onto the beaches.
Notes The first contingent of men who embarked for Egypt to serve with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force were called the "Main Body" The trip from New Zealand to Egypt followed;
Hobart 21st October 1914
Albany (Western Australia) 28th October 1914
Columbia (Ceylon) 15th November 1914
Aden 25th November 1914
Suez 1st December 1914
Alexandria 3rd December 1914