PN47 (2)

Bennet George Young

Surname: Young
Other names: Bennet George
Other people in this story:
Frederick William Young
Harriett Young
Rosalind Mary Young née Churchill
Locations in this story:
St. Pancras, London
Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
Bimport, Shaftesbury
High Street, Shaftesbury

Bennet George Young was born in St. Pancras, London, on 7th September 1884, the son of Frederick William Young and Harriett Young.  His parents were from Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He lived his early life at the Rose & Crown Inn, Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, where his father was the landlord.   He married Rosalind Mary Churchill at St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury, on 15th September 1909 and they went on to have three children.   He enlisted with the Territorial Force of the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3981).  He was embodied on 11th Dec 1915 but not called to service until 31st May 1916 when he was transferred to the 2nd General Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment (Service Nos. 43610 & 204366).  It is noted he suffered from Malaria in 1919 and, though his theatre of war is not known, he was obviously in an overseas posting.  Following discharge he was awarded the British War Medal only.  He had given 6 Bimport, Shaftesbury, as his address in the 1918 Absent Voters List but by the 1921 Census he was living at 27 High Street, Shaftesbury, where he worked as an Assistant Ironmonger for his father. The 1939 Register indicates he was at the same address now described as an Ironmonger and Seedsman.   His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry, on 4th November 1966 and he was later buried in the Shaftesbury Town Cemetery on 8 Nov 1966.


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