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Private William Young VC - One of Preston's Heroes of the Great War


By Henry L. Kirby



‘Jock’ Young rescued his Sergeant from No-Man’s Land, then walked half a mile to the dressing station with a shattered jaw and a bullet in his chest. Tragically, he was to die under anaesthetic while they tried to fix his face, thus becoming the only VC winner to die and be buried in Britain during the WWI. This is his story.

Private William Young VC

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