World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Charles Edward Young
Uptanga Road Cemetery, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Joined East African Mounted Rifles in August 1914.
Born about 1886, at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, the son of the late William Young (b. about 1848, also at Newcastle; in 1881 Chemical & Metal Merchant; in 1891 Coal Merchant & Ship Owner; d. between the 1891 & 1901 Censuses), by his wife Selina (b. about 1850, at Willington, Northumberland; in 1911, a 62 years-old widow of Private Means), of Aldersyde, Alnwick, Northumberland.
There's no obvious trace of Charles Edward Young on either of the 1901 or 1911 Censuses, so his pre-enlistment occupation is unknown.
As well as 2 brothers also lost during the war, Young had 4 older sisters: Ada Katharine (b. about 1875); Florence Elizabeth (b. about 1877); Lena Mary (b. about 1879); & Constance Jane (b. about 1884).
One of three sons lost - see, also, Captain Arthur Cecil Young (Northumberland Fusiliers, 16th [Service] Battalion [Newcastle]; Died 1 July 1916), & Private William Lawrence Young (Royal Fusiliers [City of London Regiment], 7th [Extra Reserve] Battalion; Died 30 December 1917).
Alnwick War Memorial Alnwick, St. Michael's Church, Brass Plaque to the 3 brothers