Other names: Alfred
Locations in this story: West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetKit Hill, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, 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 Conway in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry area in 1919. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 55 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as an Agricultural Labourer. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 12th March 1956. His brother, James Young, served but was killed in action.