image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.
Born: 4th August 1899, Ipswich.
Died: 2nd August 1918; age 18; KiA – 2 days before his 19th birthday. Served 333 days.
Residence: 21, White Elm Street, Ipswich.
Joined the A.S.C. at the age of 15 1/2, being afterwards transferred to the R.W. Surrey’s; after crossing to France he was transferred to the Buffs.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date 4th September 1917; age: 18 years & 1 month; occupation: General Labourer at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works; religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 4 1/4.
Conduct: Character; very good. Offence on the 4th January 1918 – AWL from 12 until 8.45am – forfeited 1 days pay. Offence on the 8th July 1918 – Losing by neglect part of fighting equipment – one pair of wire breakers – docked pay to cover cost of lost article.
Service: Home 4th September 1917 – 31st May 1918 – joined British Expeditionary Force 1st June 1918 – arrived at depot 3rd June 1918 – transferred to East Kent Regiment – 5th June 1918 – posted to 1st Battalion. 2nd August 1918 killed in the field – 333 days.
Rank: Private; Service Number: G/14287
Regiment: Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
II. D. 2.
Relatives Notified & Address: eldest son of George & Edith Youngman of 21, White Elm Street, Ipswich.
1901 21, White Elm Street, Ipswich.
George was a year old and living with his parents.
George Thomas Youngman, 36, a Shears Maker’s Labourer, born Helmingham, Suffolk.
Edith Maude Youngman (nee Thurston) 25, born Ipswich.
Lilian, 6, born Ipswich.
Dorothea, 3 months, born Ipswich.
1911 21, White Elm Street, Ipswich.
George was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
George, 45, a Labourer at a Foundry.
Lillian, 14, a Machine Feeder.
Arthur, 9, born Ipswich.
Delia, 2, born Ipswich.
William, 1, born Ipswich.
George Youngman received his son’s personal effects on the 27th December 1918 – a photograph case & photographs.
The family also received a Plaque & Scroll serial number 368.
Soldiers’ Effects to George T. Youngman – father.
George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Congregational Church, Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich, and on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.