Image from Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury Newspaper – 1915.

With thanks to Mike Shorthouse for help in compiling this page.


Born: 1886, St. Clement’s, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Died: 8th June 1916; age 30; KiA.

Residence: 7, Chenery Street, Ipswich

Occupation: a Turner.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich, Date: 9th January 1903; Age: Claimed to be 18 years; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 5 1/2 ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair.


Army Career saw Lancelot employed as a ‘Fitter & Turner’, ‘Road Maker’ and ‘Motor Driver’ His record shows that he was skilled at his work.



Home: 9th January 1903 – 25th November 1903

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: 26th November 1903 – 1st June 1906

Home: 2nd June 1906 – 7th December 1909

Passage to Gold Coast, West Africa: 28th June 1911 – 11th July 1911

Gold Coast: 12th July 1911 – 12th July 1912

Passage Home: 13th July 1912 – 27th July 1912

Home: 28th July 1912 – 11th August 1914

B.E.F. France: 12th August 1914 – 8th June 1916.

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.


Grave Reference:

I. D. 5.

Mazingarbe Communal Extension Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1891   ‘Porto Bello’ 39, Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich.The Porto Bello


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.

1 servant.

5 boarders.


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.

1 servant.

5 boarders.


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 Anthony Young, was a patient at the East Suffolk Hospital. He died later that year, aged 64.


At the Witham Sessions, Essex, on Tuesday, 3rd June 1913, Lancelot Young, a Corporal in the Royal Engineers, Chatham was before Dr. J. H. Salter and other Justices, charged with exceeding the speed limit – his speed being 17 miles 541 yards an hour. Lancelot was fined £1 and 15s. costs.


On the 18th December 1915, at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, by a special licence, Lancelot, Sergeant of the 29th Company, Royal Engineers, married Eva Emmie Young, of St. John’s, Ipswich, born December 1888, Ipswich – only child of the late Arthur Muns Young and Harriet Death (nee Mower (1st marriage Young)) and stepdaughter of Albert Harvey Death, of Rose Cottage, Brantham, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Eva E. Richards – widow, of Alice Villa, Hillside, Cathawade, Manningtree, Essex.



Albert – R.G.A., Edward – R.E., Joseph – R.F.A., Ernest – R.E., Arthur – Royal Navy, and Lancelot – R.E.


Lancelot is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.



Corps of Royal Engineers, 70th Field Company

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