George James Young

Surname: Young
Other names: George James
Other people in this story:
James Young
Emma Jane Young (nee Ricketts)
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Dorset
Kilmington, Warminster, Wiltshire
France

Story:
George James Young was born in Motcombe, Dorset, in 1893 the son of James Young and Emma Jane Young (nee Ricketts). His family lived at Forest Farm, Motcombe. He enlisted in the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry on 6 Dec 1912 becoming a Corporal in due course. (Service No. 422). He served in France and due to conditions in the field became disabled with Rheumatism and, on 1 Apr 1915, he was discharged due to Myocardial Debility caused by his condition. There is no record of any medals being awarded. By 1939 he was living at Knoll View, Kilmington, Warminster, Wiltshire, where he was described as a farmer. He died on 13 Jun 1978 at Kilmington and was buried at St. Mary's Church, Motcombe, Dorset.

(Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.)

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