Ernest Frank Young

Surname: Young
Other names: Ernest Frank
Other people in this story:
James Young
Emma Jane Young
Ida Ruth Young née Rose
George James Young
Locations in this story:
Forest Farm, Motcombe, Dorset
Penridge Farm, Selwood, Mere, Witshire
Wincanton, Somerset
Gillingham, Dorset

Ernest Frank Young was born at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 10th September 1896 and baptised there on 18th October 1896, the son of James and Emma Jane Young.  James Young was a farmer at Forest Farm, Motcombe. Ernest's brother George James (b.1893) also served in the war, with the Dorset Yeomanry.

Ernest enlisted on 11th December 1915 but was not embodied until 16th May 1918.  This delay was possibly due to the fact that his father had died in 1910 and he was needed on the farm.  Eventually he was called up to join the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 50565).  He joined the 3rd Battalion and served only in either Ireland and the UK.  He was transferred to the Labour Corps on 14th October 1918 (Service No. 663120).  He was demobilized on 20th February 1919.  There is no medal record although one of his Service Record forms has a rubber stamp 'Medal' but nothing else.   He married Ida Ruth Rose on 22nd June 1920 in Gillingham, Dorset.  They went on to have three children.  By the time of the 1939 Register he is shown living at Penridge Farm, Selwood, Mere, Wiltshire, and was described as a Farmer.  His death is recorded at the Wincanton, Somerset, District Registry in 1969.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
George James Young