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- Harry Young -

Unknown person Name : Harry Young.

Son of Charles Young and Rose Young (née Heal), of Bush Cottage, Marlborough Rd., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1889 Wroxall (registered as Charles Harry Young).

  Census Information :

1891 : Charles and Rose Young, with their family including Sidney aged 6 and Harry aged 1, are at South Street, Ventnor. Charles Young is a Gardener.

1901 : Charles and Rose Young, with their family including Harry aged 10, are at 7 Websters Cottages, Pound Lane, Ventnor. Charles Young is a General Gardener.

1901 : Sidney Heal, aged 16, is a Boy, at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar.

1911 : Charles and Rose Young, with their family, are at Bush Cottage, Marlborough Road, Ventnor. Charles Young is a Jobbing Gardener. Presumed that Harry Young is in India at the time.

  Service details :

Private 7812 Harry Young, 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment

  Casualty Details :

Died : 7 September 1916 aged 26

Buried at : Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial

  Documents :


Friday, March 1, 1918 Page 1

In reference to Pte. H. Young, Dorset Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Young, Ventnor, who was officially reported "presumed prisoner of war," the following official letter has been received: "I am directed to inform you it is regretted that nothing has been heard of him since he was officially reported a prisoner. Constant efforts have been and are being made to ascertain the fate of those soldiers who formed part of the garrison at Kut, but who have not been reported from Turkey as prisoners of war. It is believed that the names of all who reached permanent camps have now been reported, and it is feared that owing to the inadequacy of the records kept by the Turkish authorities, all trace has been lost of many of those who died on the journey to the interior."

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Pte. Young went to India in 1907 and was stationed at Madras, Bombay, and Poona. He was at the latter place when war broke out. He was sent to the Persian Gulf and was wounded in November, 1914. After nine months in hospital he returned to his regiment and was taken prisoner at Kut when the garrison fell. On the 6th January official notice was received that he had been again wounded. Pte. Young has two brothers still serving, Pte. J. Young, formerly of the 1/8th Hants Regiment, and Rifleman A.V. Young, of the 25th Rifle Brigade. The former is in Egypt and the latter in Salonika.


Friday, August 16, 1918 Page 3

VENTNOR MAN DIES OF WOUNDS. - News has just been received that Pte. H. Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.Young, Ventnor, who was reported a prisoner of war, died of wounds soon after the fall of Kut.

For an account of the preparation of parcels sent to Prisoners of War in 1916, see Christmas Gifts for Ventnor Prisoners of War ( opens PDF file)

These reports mention H Young.

Reports relating to the death of his brother Sidney Young :


Friday, December 6, 1918 Page 1

The death of Mr. Sidney Young, at Parkhurst, has many sad circumstances, as he had only been married three months. He had been in the Navy, the Army, and joined the Australian Imperial Force at the outbreak of war. Invalided, he took up employment at his trade in France, and latterly had been a Prison Warder at Parkhurst. He died last Thursday from acute pneumonia and the greatest sympathy will be felt for his wife, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Young, of Bush Cottage, Ventnor.

Page 2

YOUNG. - on November 28th, at Parkhurst, of acute pneumonia, Sidney Young, Prison Warder, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Young, Bush Cottage, Ventnor, aged 33 years.

Page 3

We regret to record the death of Mr. Sidney Young, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Young, Bush Cottage, Ventnor at the age of 33. Deceased emigrated to Australia a few years ago, and joined the Australian Imperial Force soon after the outbreak of war. He served in Egypt and France before being invalided in 1917. Before going abroad he served in the Navy, and was invalided on account of chronic bronchitis. Latterly he had been a prison warder at Parkhurst. He died at Carisbrooke last Thursday from acute pneumonia after a few weeks' illness. Pathetic circumstances are associated with his death in the fact that it is only three months since he married a young lady 1 who had been employed at Ventnor for some time. The deepest sympathy has gone out to the wife and parents in their bereavement. The funeral took place at Carisbrooke on Monday, and was attended by several prison warders and soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force. The mourners were the widow, Mr. and Mrs. C. Young (father and mother), Misses Elsie and Amy Young (sisters), Mrs. M. Young and Mrs. Loader (aunts), Miss Kate Randle, and Sister M. Law. Wreaths were from his wife, father, mother and sisters, Aunt Nell and Uncle Maurice, Aunt Lucy, Uncle Ted and family, from the warders at Parkhurst prison, from the Australian Cadet Corps, Parkhurst, from Mr. Peck and family, Newport. - Mr. and Mrs. C. Young have only recently heard of the death of their second son 2 at Kut.

Sydney William Heal, the son of Rose Heal, was born 9 April 1885 at Ryde. He enlisted as a Boy in the Royal Navy in 1900.

1 Later known as Sidney William Heal Young, he married Pamela M Randle (Dec Qtr 1918 Henstead Registration District).

2 Harry Young.
  Further Information :

Report on the Dorsetshire Regiment at Siege of Kut

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 28 October 2013 - added reports on the death of Sidney Young


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