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.

Born Wotton
Lived Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey
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
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