World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
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George William Young
Stoker 2nd Class
Royal Navy, HMS Victory II
Belford (St. Mary) Churchyard, Northumberland
Service dated from 25 January 1917. The UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Service, 1848-1939 are available via Ancestry.co.uk.
HMS Victory II was the a Training Depot for the Royal Naval Division between 1914-1919. It was based at Crystal Palace / Sydenham.
Died at the Sick Bay, Hospital, Naval Barracks, Portsmouth.
Cause of death: Pneumonia.
Born at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, the son of James (b. about 1843; at Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland; in 1881, a Sailor at Sea, a Farm Steward in 1910, a Shepherd in 1911) & Mary Ann (b. about 1853) Young.
Two siblings recorded on the 1911 Census: Elizabeth Laing (b. about 1883; a Schoolteacher); & James (b. about 1888; a Grocer's Assistant). Both were also born at Newcastle.
Pre-war occupation: Grocer's Assistant.
Resident at Belford. In 1911 the family lived in six rooms at Blue Bell Farm, Belford.
Husband of Margaret Young, of North Hazelrigg, Chatton, Northumberland, to whom Probate was granted at London on 19 May 1917, for 'Effects' valued at Â£374-3s-4d.
On 2 July 1912, Young was initiated into 393 St. David's Lodge, Freemasons' Hall Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed; Passed on 6 August; Raised on 2 September 1912. (Source: Reverend David Youngson, via newmp.org.uk)
Belford War Memorial (Source: www.newmp.org.uk)