Other names: Bertrand John
Locations in this story: Alvediston, WiltshireFrance & FlandersBellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, nr. Cambrai, FranceSchool House, Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireEbbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Story: Bertrand John Young was born on 18th July, 1882 in Alvediston, Wiltshire, and was baptised there on 27th August, 1882. He was the son of John Young, a Farmer, and Louisa Young (nee Hancock). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a School Master and living at School House, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private and joined the 1st/7th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 267762). He was later promoted to 2nd Lieutenant with 'B' Company, 6th Battalion. He served in France & Flanders. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 5th October 1918 and was finally buried at Bellicourt British War Cemetery, Aisne, Nr. Cambrai, France (grave id. IV.L.7). (The cemetery was created when bodies were brought in from many battlefields after the Armistice.) He is remembered on the Ebbesbourne Wake War Memorial.