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Surname: YOUNG

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Kendal, Westmorland

Service No: 3587

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 6th (Reserve) Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 30

Date of Death: 1916-06-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: In South part.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

John Young was the son of John and Margaret Young, née Lowther. John, senior, was born at Whitehaven and Margaret at Penrith, Cumberland.

1891 Kendal, Westmorland Census: 10, Fountain Brow - John Young, aged 5 years, born Kendal, son of Margaret Young, widow.

1901 Kendal, Westmorland Census: 10, Fountain Brow - John Young, aged 15 years, born Kendal, son of Margaret Young, widow.

John was married to Margaret Howard in 1908. Margaret married John Ball in 1919.

1911 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: 16, Adelaide Street - John Young, aged 24 years, born Kendel [sic], Lancashire [sic], husband of Margrate [sic] Young.

The British Army Service Record for John Young exists but may be incomplete.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Young, 3587, 3/6th W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 29.6.16. Clipstone. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Mrs. Margaret Ball. £5 0s. 6d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for John. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Margaret Ball, born 13.10.87. Remarried. Address 1. Leeming Lane, Burton in Lonsdale, Yorks. Address 2. 21, Fernley Road, Southport. Children: James, born 2.10.10. Downes, born 21.11.14.

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Private John YOUNG

Private John YOUNG

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

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Surname: YOUNG

Forename(s): John


Residence: Burton-in-Lonsdale, Lancs

Enlisted: Burton, Lancs

Number: 3587

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion


Died Date: 29/06/16

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home


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Surname: YOUNG

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 3587

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age: 30


Died Date: 29/06/1916

Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Young; husband of Margaret Ball (formerly Young), of 21, Fernley Rd., Birkdale, Southport.


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07 July 1916

YOUNG – June 29 at Clipstone Camp, Pte. John Young, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, of Leeming Lane, Burton-in-Lonsdale, aged 30 years.

07 July 1916


Pte. John Young, Leeming Lane, of the 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, died at Clipstone Camp on Thursday week. Deceased was the youngest son of the late John and Margaret Young, and was born at Kendal 30 years ago, but had lived at Burton for the past eight years, and being of the ‘potters’ fraternity, was well known in the neighbourhood. At the recruiting meeting in the village in December, 1914, Johnny was the first to step forward in answer to the call for recruits, and had been attached to the Duke of Wellington’s since. About three weeks ago he was home on final furlough before going on foreign service, for which he was furnished with his identification disc, and had a severe seizure of illness. He, however, returned to camp later and on Friday his wife received the following letter:–

“Madam – It is with regret I have to inform you of the death of your husband today. He has been ill a day or two, but developed diabetes symptoms and was removed to hospital where everything that could be done was done, and the symptoms developed so suddenly that there was no time to advise his relatives until this morning. Will you please say where you wish him buried – here, or at home, and the date? If funeral here, a free warrant will be sent you if you will notify us by return of your wishes in the matter.

“F. BACKHOUSE, Acting Adjutant, 6th (Reserve) Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.”

The funeral took place at All Saints’ Church on Monday, conducted by the Rev. E. A. Miller, Vicar of Christ Church, Bradford. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack and two wreaths were laid on it from his regiment. He leaves a widow and two young children, for whom great sympathy is expressed.


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