Edward Young was born in Birmingham and attended Halesowen Grammar School and the local Methodist Church. He volunteered for the Staffords and went to the 8th (Service) Battalion. After training in England the battalion landed in France on the 14th July 1915. They were quickly into old and inadequate trenches south of Ypres and without deep trenches the Staffords were immediately vulnerable to mortar and shell fire. Private Edward Young was among those wounded early on. He was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station on the safer side of Ypres but died of wounds on the 26th August 1915. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (III C 29a) and commemorated on the Halesowen, The Earls School and United Methodist church Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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