Other names: Alfred
Locations in this story: West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetKit Hill, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, DorsetMelbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetPurse Caundle, Dorset
Story: Alfred Young was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th March 1895, the son of Alfred Young and Caroline Young (née Francis). His early life was spent at 99 Kit Hill, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted and served with the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 21517). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Alice Eliza Bastable (nee Conway) in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry area in 1919. (Alice was the widow of William Richard Bastable who had been killed in action during 1915 - search this name for more information.) The 1921 Census shows them living in Redmans Lane, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where Alfred was working as a Cowman at a farm associated with a local Mill. By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 55 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as an Agricultural Labourer. His wife died in 1948 and she was buried in Puse Caundle, Dorset. Alfred's death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 12th March 1956 and he was buried at Purse Caundle, Dorset, on 24 Mar 1956. His brother, James Young, served but was killed in action.