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13591   Sergeant Edward John Young
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/03/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
Summary      
Edward John Young was the oldest son of William and Sarah Young, Edward was born in Nurchossy Irish, Ballagh, Clogher, Tyrone about 1881. Edward Young enlisted in Clogher. Sergeant Edward Young was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 35 years old.
Further Information
Edward John Young was the oldest son of William and Sarah Young, Edward was born in Nurchossy Irish, Ballagh, Clogher, Tyrone about 1881.
The 1901 census shows Edward as the oldest son and 18 years old. His father has died. He was a farmer.
Clogher Main Street
Family: William Young, Sarah Jane Young, Minnie Young (born about 1881), Edward John Young (born about 1883), Robert Henry Young (born about 1884), Sarah Young (born about 1886), Martha Young (born about 1887), Lizzie Young (born about 1889), William James Young (born about 1891), Maggie Young (born about 1893).
The 1911 census records Edward John as 29. His mother has died. John is now head of the family and a farmer.
Edward Young enlisted in Clogher.
Sergeant Edward Young was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 35 years old.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th July 1916:
Young, Sergeant E, killed, Nurchossy, Clogher
From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 11 April 1918:
An interesting ceremony took place in the Protestant Hall, Clogher on Monday when Mr Sir Knight William Coote M.P., unveiled for the Sir Knights of Clogher, R.B.P., 800, two oil painted portraits of Sir Knights Edward Young, of Nurchossy, and Thomas Irvine, Kiltermon, who had been killed in action. Sir Knight Thomas Williamson presided and letters of apology for non-attendance were read from Sir Knight J C Crossle, D.M., and Sir Knight Rev T Dogg, M.A., Fivemiletown. Sir Knight Coote made touching reference to the noble deeds of the dead heroes and was thanked at the close by the chairman and Sir Knight James Cairns.
Sergeant E J Young is buried in Bray Vale British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France.
The CWGC records Edward Young as the son of William and Sarah Young, of Nurchasey, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Nurchossy Irish, Ballagh Clogher Census listing in Nurchossy Irish, Ballagh 54.391553 -7.230062
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1 1901 Census lists Young family Lists Edward John as age 18 living with the family at house 3 in Nurchossy Irish, Ballagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Young family Lists Edward as age 29 living with the family at house 5 in Nurchossy Irish, Ballagh, Tyrone
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