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Name:
Ernest Young
Casualty No.:
Initials:
E
Service No.:
250166
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Sergeant
Unit:
1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Davis's Yard, Barnard Castle Ware Street, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Pozieres Memorial, France
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Ernest was described as having died in heroic action and was posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre by the King of the Belgians. 

Teesdale Mercury-24/04/1918: Local and other notes: Killed in action

Teesdale Mercury-26/03/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Son of Thompson and Mary Young of 7 George Street. The Eldest of three brothers, including Robert, in active service. 

Husband of Emma Brownless (formerly Young) of 1 Peason Terrace, Barnard Castle

Notes:

In a letter to his wife, Ernest wrote how there was very little chance of sleep with the shells constantly whistling overhead, but it is surprising how long one can keep fresh and eyes open when one is compelled. He said it would make some people wonder if they saw what the shells did with the railways. They twisted the rails all shapes. He would like some of the young fellows who have not yet listed to see what the men out there are going through, and then they would be eager to go and help finish it. It would be a good job if it was all over. It is hell itself, and nothing else.

Teesdale Mercury-02/06/1915: The War: Letter home

Teesdale Mercury-16/02/1916: Local and other notes: Home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-28/02/1917: Local and other notes: On Furlough

Teesdale Mercury-24/04/1918: Roll of Honour Notice

Teesdale Mercury-17/07/1918: Local and other notes: Posthumous Croix de Guerre

 

 

 

 

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Sources:
Last Name: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 2; Private Individual ; First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual ; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 2; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 2; Service: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 2; Service Number: www.cwgc.org; Ranks: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 2; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 2; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Overseas Commemorated: St Mary's data; Family Details: www.cwgc.org; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 2; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;