Desmond is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1923, Ipswich.

Died: 24th March 1944; age: 20.


Rank: Sergeant/Rear Air Gunner; Service Number: 1874065.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 57 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Hanover War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Claude & Emma Elizabeth Youngs, of Moat Farm, Burgh, Suffolk.


Father: Claude Youngs, born July 1887, Wenhaston, Suffolk. A Farmer.

Mother: Emma Elizabeth Youngs (nee Lincoln), born February 1887, Cratfield, Suffolk – died 1943, Burgh, Suffolk.


Probate to Claude Youngs – father, a farmer.



Carl Walter Strom; Pilot Officer/Mid Upper Air Gunner; age 25; R.C.A.F.

George Alfred Hampton; Pilot Officer/ Pilot; age 22; R.A.A.F.

Frank Sidney Bodkin; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

Thomas James Adkison; Flight Sergeant/Air Bomber; age 25; R.C.A.F. – born Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, U.S.A.

Ralph Ellis Garrard Nuttall; Sergeant/Navigator; survived and taken a Prisoner of War – died July 1994, age 94.

J. Milfull; Sergeant/ Wireless Operator/Air Gunner – survived and taken a Prisoner of War at Stalag 357.

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