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Selected Biographies

Younger, Albert Edward – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 21.6.1878.[1] Parents: Alfred James Younger (Horse keeper) and Sarah Ann [née Watkinson].  Family Connections: Brother to Ephraim Harry Younger [b1890] and cousin of Stanley William Younger [b1891]; also, brother-in-law of Alfred Harry Keeble [b1884] and Robert George Gunn [b1891], and father-in-law of Frederick Pilgrim [b1893]. Home: Bridge Farm Cottage, Long Melford (1881 and 1891), Hall Street, Long Melford (1901), Westgate Lane/Street, Long Melford (1911 to 1939). Occupation: Cattleman (1901), Agricultural Labourer (1911), Milkman and Deliverer for William Bigg of Burtons Farm, Long Melford [1916], Pigman (1939). Married: Clara Elizabeth Keeble in 1899. Service Record: At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in June 1916 Albert was granted exemption from conscription for six months.  In the following November William Bigg of Burtons Farm, applied on his behalf for a further exemption, which at this hearing was granted on the condition his situation remained unchanged.[2]  It is not known if Albert’s certificate remained valid until the end of hostilities, however no definitive military record has been found to suggest otherwise.  Died: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in 1953.

Younger, Alfred – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 20.3.1881.[3] Parents: Henry Younger (Horsehair Weaver) and Emma [née Allen]. Family Connections: Brother to Harry Younger [b1876]; also, uncle of Evelyn Dorothy Younger [b1898] and brother-in-law of Edwin Robert Joscelyne [b1884]. Home: High Street, Long Melford (1881 to 1891), 20 Astbury Road, Camberwell, London (1901), Briggate, Knaresborough, Yorkshire (1911). Occupation: Horse-keeper at a Tram Stand (1901), Agricultural Labourer (1911). Married: Ellen Anna Joscelyne [1885-1968] in 1909 and Louisa Hardy in 1916 bigamously.[4] Service Record: Alfred enlisted in 1915 as Pte.18036 with 10th [Service] Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Own [West Yorkshire] Regiment and was posted to France from 13.7.1915 as part of 50th Brigade, 17th [Northern] Division.[5] Died: Private Younger was killed in action on 1.7.1916, the first day of the Battle of Albert, the opening phase of Somme Offensive. The Battalion was so severely mauled by German machine-gun fire on this day that it had to be withdrawn from the front line. Upwards of 750 men were either killed or wounded within minutes of entering no man’s land.  Alfred is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme [pier and face 2a, 2c and 2d], Somme, France.[6]

Younger, Charles William John – Born: Foxearth, Essex on 26.2.1884.[7] Parents: William Younger of Long Melford and Ellen [née Meggs]. Home: Liston Lane, Long Melford (1891), Clapgates Cottage, High Roding, Essex (1911) to [1963]. Occupation: Cowman on Farm (1911 to 1939). Married: Emily Hannah Crow in 1910. Service Record: Charles enlisted in 1901 as Dvr.15807 with 84th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, being posted to South Africa in 1905 and India from 1906 to 1909, receiving his discharge in April 1913.  Although no definitive military record has been found, he probably re-enlisted as Pte.6/9993 with 4th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.  If this assumption is correct then he was posted to France from 19.2.1915 as part of 80th Brigade, 27th Division.  This battalion saw action at the Second Battle of Ypres in March and April 1915, before being sent to Salonika in November of the same year.[8] Died: Braintree, Essex on 9.2.1963.[9]

Younger, Ephraim Harry – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 10.6.1890.[10] Parents: Alfred James Younger (Horse keeper) and Sarah Ann [née Watkinson]. Family Connections: Brother to Albert Edward Younger [b1878] and cousin of Stanley William Younger [b1891]; also, brother-in-law of Robert George Gunn [b1891]. Home: Bridge Farm Cottage, Long Melford (1891), Cranfield Cottages, Long Melford (1901), Cock and Bell Lane, Long Melford (1911) to [1977]. Occupation: Stockman on William George Sansum’s farm (1911), Pigman for Stafford Allen and Sons, Distillers of Herbal Oils [1916] to (1939). Service Record: Ephraim was conscripted on 2.3.1916.  At the Melford Military Service Tribunal a week later his employer made an application for his exemption, this however was withdrawn before the panel was due to sit.  In June 1916 Stafford Allen and Sons made another application that was granted on the condition Younger’s situation remained unchanged.  The following month the panel’s military representative asked that ‘an endeavour be made to release Younger’, with the case to be reviewed at the end of September.  In October his certificate of exemption was extended for final two months.[11]  Ephraim was eventually mobilised on 17.1.1917 as Pte.33639 with 3/1st [Reserve] Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, transferring as Pte.97493 to 188th Machine-Gun Company, Machine-Gun Corps, before being posted to France from 22.6.1917 as part of 188th Brigade, 63rd [Royal Naval] Division.  On 26.10.1917, the opening day of the Second Battle of Passchendaele, Ephraim’s unit was in front-line trenches at a sector known as Irish Farm.  At dawn his company was ordered over the top, setting up new positions 100 yards into no man’s land, giving and taking fire throughout the day.  By the time it was relieved the next day his company had lost 60 men either killed, wounded, or missing.  On 6.11.1917 Ephraim received gunshot wounds to his left shoulder and right hand, being repatriated shortly after for treatment, spending the next two months in hospital.  Private Younger was transferred to the 3rd [Reserve] Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, receiving his discharge in February 1919.  Shortly after, he wrote to the Army asking for compensation for his injury, which due to its severity precluded him from taking up his previous occupation.  The outcome is not recorded.[12] Died: Long Melford, Suffolk on 12.5.1977.[13]

Younger, Evelyn Dorothy ‘Dolly’ – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 19.2.1898.[14] Parent: Sarah Ann Younger.  Family Connections: Niece of Harry Younger [b1876] and Alfred Younger [b1881]. Home: High St, Long Melford (1901 to 1939), Kettlebaston, Suffolk [1945]. Occupation: Housemaid [1918], Housekeeper and Carer to the Misses Barton of Kettlebaston [from 1945], Hazel Court Residential Care Home, Acton Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk [1967]. Married: Alfred Chatters in 1919. Service Record: Dolly enlisted on 1.6.1918 as Worker No. 42143 with the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.  She was to spend two brief periods in France, serving first from 28.6.1918 to 13.7.1918 and again from 5.9.1918 to 14.9.1918.  During one of her periods at the Front she was involved in an horrendous incident, which killed or maimed most of her comrades.  The steadfastness of her actions that day was duly recognised and reported thus in the local press: Miss Dorothy Younger, a WAAC, has been given the Croix de Guerre Medal by the French for bravery and distinguished service at the front.  Of the 13 who were with her, nine were killed and one lost an arm and leg and the remaining three returned with shell shock and are now in England.  Miss Younger received a wound in the foot, but that is now on a fair way to recovery. Long Melford may justly feel proud of a girl who feared not to act as a stretcher bearer on the battlefield and has escaped with comparatively little injury, considering what her comrades suffered.  By the time of her discharge the WAACs had be reformed as Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps.[15] Died: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on 14.9.1967.[16]  There is a touching postscript to Dolly’s years of service and devotion to the Barton sisters.  Brigadier Russell, a local luminary of Kettlebaston, on hearing of Dolly’s sad demise, arranged for her body to be moved from its pauper’s grave in Bury Cemetery, and for it to be re-interred in the Barton family plot in St Mary’s Churchyard at Kettlebaston.[17]

Younger, Frederick John – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 18.3.1891.[18] Parents: Henry Younger (Labourer) and Susannah [née Oakley] (Horsehair Weaver). Family Connections: Brother to George Younger [b1879], William Younger [b1886] and Harry Younger [b1889].  Home: Hill Cottage, Westgate Street, Long Melford (1891), Park Lodge, Polstead, Suffolk (1901), Military Barracks in India (1911), 82 Upton Road, Dartford, Kent [1937] to (1939).[19] Occupation: Soldier [1907 to 1926], Army Pensioner and a member of an Air Raid Shelters Patrol (1939).[20] Married: Esther Jones in 1917. Service Record: Frederick enlisted in 1907 as Dvr.49390 in ‘G’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery and was posted to India from 1909 to 1914.  By the start of the First World War, he had risen to the rank of Farrier Sergeant in ‘N’ Battery, RHA, being posted to France from 27.9.1914, as part of 9th [Secunderabad] Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Indian Cavalry Division.  He remained on the Western Front until 1919 seeing action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in 1915, the Somme Offensive of 1916 and at Cambrai in 1917.  In 1919 he was posted to Germany as part of the Army of Occupation.  His service continued after the War as Shoeing Smith No. 1020509 in ‘E’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, eventually receiving his discharge in 1929.[21]

Younger, George – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 20.7.1879.[22] Parents: Henry Younger (Labourer) and Susannah [née Oakley] (Horsehair Weaver). Family Connections: Brother to William Younger [b1886], Harry Younger [b1889] and Frederick John Younger [b1891]; also, brother-in-law of Harry William Salter [b1874]. Home: Westgate Street, Long Melford (1881), Hill Cottage, Westgate Lane, Long Melford (1891), Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, Kent (1901), 24 London Road, East Grinstead, Sussex (1911), 24A Queens Road, East Grinstead (1916), 61 Fairfax Road, Swiss Cottage, Hampstead, London (1939). Occupation: Soldier (1901), Coachman and Chauffer (1911), Greengrocer (1939). Married: Rosina Salter in 1904.  Service Record: George is recorded as a Driver in ‘A’ Depot Battery, Royal Horse Artillery in 1901.  He was conscripted on 27.6.1916 as Pte.M2/192627 a driver in the Mechanical Transport section of the Army Service Corps and posted to East Africa from 14.7.1916 to 15.12.1918, where his main role was as a light driver at Kilindi on the island of Zanzibar, and at the base hospital in Mombasa in Tanganyika.[23] Died: Hampstead, London on 20.3.1962.[24]

Younger, Harry – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 11.6.1876.[25] Parents: Harry Younger (Horsehair Weaver) and Emma [née Allen]. Family Connections: Brother to Alfred Younger [b1881] and uncle of Evelyn Dorothy Younger [b1898]. Home: High Street, Long Melford (1881 and 1891), 56 High Street, Long Melford [1901], Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada [1915], staying with Harriett Wakely [mother-in-law] at 28 Connaught Terrace, Hove, Sussex [1917]. Occupation: Coconut Mat Maker (1891), Footman [1901], Agricultural Labourer in Canada [1915]. Married: Rose Alice Wakely in 1915. Service Record: Harry enlisted in 1901 as Tpr.22512 with 44th Imperial Yeomanry Company [Suffolk], 12th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, serving in South Africa during the Second Anglo-Boer War.  After his discharge in 1902 he emigrated to Canada where he enlisted as Pte.24251 into 9th [Reserve] Battalion, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 16.7.1915.  By the following year he had been posted to France and transferred as Sgt. A/24251 to 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan) Regiment as part of 1st Canadian Division’s 2nd Infantry Brigade.  His first major action was probably at the Battle of Thiepval Ridge in September 1916 during the great Somme Offensive.  On 19.4.1917 the Canadian Corps, of which Harry’s unit was one small part, made a successful, albeit bloody frontal assault on Vimy Ridge, as part of the wider Battle of Arras.  Four months later a similar assault was launched against Hill 70, a spoil heap overlooking the coal-mining town of Lens.  It was during the opening phase of this action that Sergeant Younger was tragically killed.[26] Died: Harry died on 15.8.1917, is buried in Loos British Cemetery [grave ref: III.C.II], Pas-de-Calais, France and commemorated on the Long Melford War Memorial.[27]

Younger, Harry – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk in 25.2.1889.[28] Parents: Henry Younger (Labourer) and Susannah [née Oakley] (Horsehair Weaver). Family Connections: Brother to George Younger [b1879], William Younger [b1886] and Frederick John Younger [b1891]; also, brother-in-law of Harry William Salter [b1874]. Home: Hill Cottage, Westgate Lane, Long Melford (1891), Park Lodge, Polstead, Suffolk (1901), Military Barracks in India (1911), The Forge, Thurston Road, Beyton Green, Suffolk (1939), 96 Springfield Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk [1956]. Occupation: Shoeing Smith (1911), Master Blacksmith (1939). Married: Ada Salter in 1915.[29] Service Record: Harry enlisted as a Shoeing Smith with 93rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery stationed in India in 1911.  By the opening of the Great War, he was serving as Shoeing/Sgt.44852 in XVIII Brigade, RFA, 3rd [Lahore] Division, being posted to France from 27.9.1914.  His unit came under 3rd Canadian Division in 1916 and 4th Canadian Division up to August 1917, both divisions seeing action during the Somme Offensive of 1916.  He is recorded as a Sergeant in the Royal Garrison Artillery at the baptism of his daughter in November 1918.[30] Died: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on 27.10.1956.[31]

Younger, Jonathan [MM] – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 10.9.1879.[32] Parents: Robert Younger (Miller’s Labourer) and Ann Elizabeth [née Bigg] (Horsehair Weaver). Family Connections: Cousin of Sidney Charles Younger [b1898], George William Dakin [b1872] and Albert Henry Dakin [b1886]. Home: Bridge Street, Long Melford (1881 to 1911), 35 Kingston Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (1939). Occupation: Agricultural Labourer (1901 and 1911), Coal Carman (1939). Married: Kate Jessie Butcher in 1922. Service Record: Jonathan was attested as Pte.22486 with 8th [Service] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, as part of 53rd Brigade, 18th [Eastern] Division, later transferring to 1/4th Battalion, Suffolks.  Without an extant Service Record, it is not possible to confirm exactly when he moved from one unit to the other, however he may have transferred to 1/4th Suffolks when 8th Battalion was disbanded on 7.2.1918.  Both battalions however saw action during the Somme Offensive of 1916, and at the Battles of Arras and Third Ypres in the following year.  Private Younger was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in 1917, whether it was at Arras or Ypres is not recorded.[33]  Died: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire in 1958.

Younger, Stanley William – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 14.3.1891.[34] Parents: Samuel Younger (Agricultural Labourer) and Frances Ellen [née Smith] (Horsehair Weaver). Family Connections: Cousin of Albert Edward Younger [b1878] and Ephraim Harry Younger [b1890]; also, brother-in-law of Frederick Charles Scrivener [b1883]. Home: Claske Cottages, Long Melford (1901), The Stables, The Priory, Mill Hill, Middlesex (1911), 104 Tennyson Road, Willesden, Middlesex (1939). Occupation: Groom (1911), Coachman [1916], Milk Roundsman (1939). Married: Annie Eliza Adams in 1918. Service Record: Stanley was conscripted on 29.2.1916 as Stoker No. K31080 with the Royal Navy, serving on the minelayer HMS Apollo from 16.5.1918 to 26.6.1918 and receiving his discharge in March 1919. Died: Hounslow, Middlesex in 1974.

Younger, William – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 12.6.1886.[35] Parents: Henry Younger (Labourer) and Susannah [née Oakley] (Horsehair Weaver). Family Connections: Brother to George Younger [b1879], Harry Younger [b1889] and Frederick John Younger [b1891]. Home: Hill Cottage, Westgate Lane, Long Melford (1891), Military Barracks in India (1911). Occupation: Agricultural Labourer [1904], Soldier [1904 to 1919]. Married: Emma Chatters in 1913. Service Record: William enlisted in 1904 as Gnr.33617 with ‘G’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery and posted to India from 1905 where he served until his discharge in 1912.  He was mobilised on 5.8.1914 to ‘G’ Battery and posted to France from 5.11.1914 as part of 8th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division.  Gunner Younger’s unit saw action many times throughout the First World War, including the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915 and the Arras Offensive of 1917, receiving his discharge in 1919.[36]

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Gunn, Robert George – Born: Welbeck, Nottinghamshire in 1891. Parent: George Gunn (Railway Foreman). Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Albert Edward Younger [b1878] and Ephraim Henry Younger [b1891]. Home: The Cottage, Hall Street, Long Melford [1952]. Married: Alice Emily Younger of Long Melford in 1917.[37] Service Record: Recorded as a Soldier with 2/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment at his marriage in Long Melford in 1917.  Robert may also have been granted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment in 1919.[38]  Died: Sudbury, Suffolk on 25.2.1952.[39]

Joscelyne, Edwin Robert – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk on 12.6.1884.[40] Parents: Robert James Joscelyne (Agricultural Labourer) and Anna Lucinda [née Farrents]. Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Alfred Younger of Long Melford [b1881]. Home: The Green, Long Melford (1891), Bishop Yard, Westgate Street, Long Melford (1901), Westgate Street, Long Melford (1911), 2 Bixby Cottages, Westgate Street, Long Melford (1939), 3 Scutchers Cottages, Westgate Street, Long Melford [1965]. Occupation: The Green, Long Melford (1891), Bixbys Yard, Westgate Street/Lane, Long Melford (1901 to 1939), 3 Scutchers Cottages, Westgate St, Long Melford [1965]. Married: Nellie Rising in 1913. Service Record: Edwin was conscripted on 11.12.1915 as Pte.8425 with 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, transferring as Pte.260230 to 2/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment in France.  The Battalion was posted to the Western Front from May 1916 as part of 183rd [2nd Gloucester and Worcester] Brigade up to February 1918 and thereafter to 182nd [2nd Warwickshire] Brigade, both being under the command of 61st [2nd South Midland] Division.  The Division saw action at the Battle of Langemarck in August 1917 and in 1918 during the German Spring Offensive, at the Battles of St Quentin, Estaires, Hazebrouck and Béthune.[41]  Edwin was wounded in action, and although when and where is not recorded, it would seem probable that this occurred during the maelstrom of March and April 1918.  He was issued with a Silver War Badge and discharged on 14.8.1918 due to the injuries he had sustained.[42] Died: Sudbury, Suffolk on 23.3.1965.[43]

Pilgrim, Frederick – Born: Belchamp Walter, Essex on 30.5.1893.[44] Parents: Charles Pilgrim (Agricultural Labourer) and Elizabeth [née Deal]. Family Connections: Son-in-law of Albert Edward Younger [b1878]. Home: Borley, Essex (1901 and 1911), Westgate Street, Long Melford (1939), 9 Laurel Drive, Long Melford [1983]. Occupation: Stockman (1911), Agricultural Labourer (1939). Married: Florence Bertha Younger of Long Melford in 1923. Service Record: Frederick enlisted on 30.9.1914 as Pte.1802 of the Mechanical Transport Section, Army Service Corps, 1/1st Divisional Supply Column, transferring on 10.5.1915 as Pte.S4/111155 to 257th [MT] Company, ASC, 19th Divisional Supply Column.  Frederick was posted to France from 14.7.1915 to 27.8.1918, seeing action during the Somme Offensive of 1916, the Third Battles of Ypres in 1917, and in 1918 at the Battles of St Quentin, Bapaume, and the Lys.  He received his discharge in June 1919.[45] Died: Long Melford, Suffolk on 2.1.1983.[46]

Notes – [1] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 4.8.1878, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [2] For the Tribunal’s rulings see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 7.6.1916 and 29.11.1916. [3] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 22.5.1884, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [4] Name of his spouse is taken from his British Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 file [ref: 370368].  Alfred’s marriage to Louisa appears to have been bigamous as he was still married to Ellen Joscelyne at the time of his death.  My thanks to his granddaughter Pamela Prosser for bringing this earlier marriage to my attention. [5] For details of 10th West York’s movements in 1916 see War Diary [WO 95/2400/1].  See also his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [6] Commonwealth War Graves Commission record. [7] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Dunmow Rural District in Essex. [8] For details of 4th KRRC’s movements on the Western Front and in Salonika see War Diaries [WO 95/2262/1] and [WO 95/4890].  See also his Chelsea Hospital British Army Service Record [WO 97] up to 1913, and Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372] in the name of Charles W. J. Younger. [9] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar. [10] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 3.8.1890, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [11] For the Tribunal’s rulings see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 8.3.1916, 5.7.1916 and 4.10.1916. [12] For details of 188th MGC’s movements see War Diary [WO 95/3111/4].  See also his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [13] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar. [14] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Long Melford. [15] See also her Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363] [WO 398/240/11], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  For notification of her French honour see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 21.8.1918. [16] In September 1921 Dolly was diagnosed with ‘TB Glands of the Neck’; see Tuberculosis: Register of Notification from Medical Practitioners [Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Record Office ref; EF501/4/23]. [17] My thanks to Brian Chatters of Stoke on Trent, Dolly’s Great Nephew, for bringing the newspaper article and a wealth of biographical detail to the attention of Miss Anne Grimshaw and for her kindness in passing it on to me. [18] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 3.5.1891, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [19] Address taken from the Electoral Roll for Dartford. [20] Occupation taken from the 1939 Register for Bexley, Kent. [21] Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372], and RA Attestation Record. [22] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 7.9.1879, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [23] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [24] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar. [25] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 6.8.1876, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [26] Chelsea Hospital British Army Service Record [WO 97] up to 1902; also, his Attestation Papers in the Canadian Archives [ref: RG 150/327378]. [27] Commonwealth War Graves Commission record. [28] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 7.4.1889, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [29] Marriage Register 30.6.1915, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [30] For details of 18th Brigade RFA’s movements on the Western Front see War Diary [WO 95/3918/4].  See also his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372].  His rank and regiment taken from Baptism Register 17.11.1918, St Catherines Mission Church, Long Melford. [31]  Date of death from the National Probate Calendar. [32] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. [33] For details of 8th Suffolks’s movements see War Diary [WO 95/2039/1-5] and those of 1/4th Suffolks see War Diary [WO 95/2427/2].  For notification of Jonathan Younger’s Military Medal see Supplement to the London Gazette 19.11.1917, p.11974.  See also his Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [34] See his Royal Navy Registers of Seaman’s Services [ADM 188/929/31080] and the 1939 Register for Willesden, Middlesex record Stanley’s date of birth as 14.3.1891.  His entry in the Baptism Register 4.12.1892, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford records the date as 16 March but does not give the year; the Death Index records his birth date as 15.3.1891. [35] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 1.8.1886, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [36] For details of ‘G’ Battery’s movements see War Diary [WO 95/1156/2].  See also his Soldiers’ Documents and Pension Claims, First World War [WO 364], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [37] See Marriage Register 2.6.1917 Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [38] For the notice of his possible commission see Supplement to the London Gazette 19.5.1919, p.6237. [39] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar. [40] Date of birth from the Baptism Register 6.7.1884, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. [41] For details of 2/8th Worcester’s movements see War Diaries [WO 95/3057/2 and WO 95/3060/4]. [42] Service Medal and Award Rolls, First World War, Silver War Badge [WO 329] record [ref: 434045], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329] and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [43] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar. [44] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Long Melford and Death Index. [45] For details of 257th [MT] Company’s movements see War Diary [WO 95/892/1-2].  See also his Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363], Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1918 [WO 329], and Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372]. [46] Date of death from the National Probate Calendar.

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