With thanks to Mike Shorthouse for help in compiling this page.
Born: 1886, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Died: 8th June 1916; age 30; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich, Date: 9th January 1903; Age: Claimed to be 18 years; Occupation: Turner. Lancelot was 5ft 5 1/2 ins tall, hazel eyes and brown hair.
Army Career saw him employed as a ‘Fitter & Turner’, ‘Road Maker’ and ‘Motor Driver’ His record shows that he was skilled at his work.
Service: In November 1903 he was posted to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada until 1906. Followed by 3 years in the UK. Then posted to the Gold Coast (Ghana) West Africa until February 1911. Lancelot was back in the Gold Coast in June 1911 and back in the UK by July 1911. During 1913 he was in Chatham & Woolwich.
Date of Entry Therein: 12th August 1914 – France.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 12253
Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers, 70th Field Company .
Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
I. D. 5.
Pas de Calais,
1891 ‘Porto Bello’ 39, Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich.
Lancelot was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Arthur Anthony Young, 54, a Public House Keeper, born Ipswich.
Mary Ann Young (nee Roberts); born Ipswich.
Mary Ann, 28, born Ipswich.
James Samuel, 21, an Engine Fitter at Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.
Albert Henry, 19, a Blacksmith, born Ipswich.
Ernest Robert, 11, born Ipswich.
1901 Boy & Partridge Inn, 8, St Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.
Lancelot was 15 years old and living with his mother & brother.
Mary Ann, 54.
Ernest, 22, a Blacksmith at Iron Foundry.
1911 21, Peel Street, Ipswich.
Lancelot was 25 years old and a soldier in the Royal Engineers. He was living with his mother, her husband and his brother.
Charles Clark, 58, a Coachman (domestic), born Ipswich.
Mary Ann, 60.
Albert Henry Young, 36, a widower, a Foundry Smith at a General Engineer.
On the 1901 census, Lancelot’s father, Arthur, was a patient at the East Suffolk Hospital. He died later that year, aged 64.
On the 18th December, 1915, Ipswich, Lancelot Young married Eva Emmie Young, born 1889, Ipswich.
Lancelot’s widow, Eva was living at 7, Chenery Street, Ipswich in October 1916. She re-married in 1918 and was “Mrs E. E. Richards” of Hillside, Manningtree, Essex in 1919 when she was sent the last of the ‘Private Property of Lancelot Young’.
Soldiers Effects to Eva E. Richards – widow.
Lancelot is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.