Corporal Charles H. Young

Thank you to Jane Anthony for this research.

Corporal Charles H Young was born in 1893. Very little could be traced about his background. When he enlisted in the 7th Battalion of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment (G2093) at Guildford he gave his address as being Holmbury St Mary, but no trace of any Young family there or in Wotton.

Charles Young Death Notice 14th August 1916 © Surrey Advertiser

He was killed in action on the 1st 1916 aged 23, and was buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery at Memetzt. All his effects were left to his fiancée Florence Jane Longhurst of 2 Feldmore Cottages, Holmbury St Mary, there was a war gratuity and some £18 of back pay.

Fiancee of                   Florence Jane Longhurst of Holmbury St Mary

Regiment                     7th Battalion. The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number                       G/2093

Date of Death              1st July 1916
Place of Death             Somme, France
Cause of Death            Killed in Action

Age                               23

Cemetery                     Dantzig Alley British Cemetery at Memetzt.