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Name Joe Young
Date/Place of Birth 2 Apr 1895 / 24 Shorrolds Rd, Fulham S W
Parents' Names William Young; Sarah (nee Heaver)
Father's Occupation/Location Commercial Traveller, Sun Flour Mills
Father's Death/Incapacity Pneumonia
Admitted to AO 1 July 1903 (Aged 8), by presentation
Admission No 5649
Left OWS&AO 21 Dec 1909 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence Assistant, Hosier's Shop; Shorrolds Rd, Fulham
Enlistment Location Kensington
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; 3091
Battalion/Regiment 1st/15th (County of London) Battalion, London Regt
Killed/Death 23 Mar 1915 (Aged 19)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry France; Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Memorial Reference III.H.20
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
Joe was born to William and Sarah Young on 2 April 1895 at Fulham in London. Following the death of his father in May 1903, Joe was admitted, by presentation, to the Orphan Working School on 1 July of that year. Joe left School in December 1909. The 1911 Census shows Joe living with one brother and two sisters at the family home in Fulham, and working as an Assistant in a hosiers shop. Joe will have volunteered for military service soon after the outbreak of War. He joined 1st/15th (County of London) Battalion (P.W.O. Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Private Young went to serve on the Western Front on 11 February 1915. He died of wounds, just over one month later, on 23 March 1915 in a field ambulance centre located in the town of Estaires, in the Nord locality of France. He is buried in the Estaires Communal Cemetery. Private Young was nineteen years old when he died. The Estaires Cemetery contains the graves of 875 Commonwealth casualties of the War. At the time of Private Young’s death his mother was living at 25 Wardo Street, Fulham, London.
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