Other names: Phillip James
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersFontaine-Au-Bois Communal CemeterySalisbury Street, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Phillip James Young was born in 1889 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Henry Young, an engine smith, and Martha Young. At the time of the 1891 Census the family were living at 26 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. BY 1911 Phillip had moved to Windsor and was working as a grocer's shop assistant. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 16112) and transferred to the Devonshire Regiment (Service No.33667) where he was promoted to Lance Corporal. He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 28th October 1918 and was buried at Fontaine-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery (grave id. D.10). The inscription on the Park Walk War Memorial, Shaftesbury, gives his middle initial as "S" but all available information indicates that his middle name was James. His name also appears on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.