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18/01/2022 Edward John Young was the oldest son of William and Sarah Young, William Young and Sarah Jane Trimble were married on 24th July 1877 in the district of Dungannon.
18/01/2022 Sergeant Edward Young is also commemorated locally on the WWI tablet in St Macartan's Cathedral in Clogher.
18/01/2022 Corporal Edward Young arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
18/01/2022 It seems Edward’s mother, Sarah Young, died in the Fivemiletown area on 18th February 1906, aged 55.
18/01/2022 It seems Edward’s father, William Young, died in the Fivemiletown area on 8th October 1896, aged 52.
18/01/2022 Sergeant Edward Young is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial, listed as being from Nurchossy.
18/01/2022 Edward John Young was born on 22nd November 1881. He was one of nine children, all born in the Fivemiletown area.
18/01/2022 Known family: William Young, Sarah Jane Young, Mary Minnie Young (born 19th September 1878), Jane Young (born 25th January 1880), Edward John Young (born 22nd November 1881), Robert Henry Young (born 30th June 1883), Sarah Young (born 2nd April 1885), Martha Young (born 28th January 1887), Lizzie Young (born 17th July 1888), William James Young (born 23rd July 1890), Maggie Young (born 28th December 1892).
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19/12/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th July 1916:
19/12/2016 Young, Sergeant E, killed, Nurchossy, Clogher
23/09/2016 Sergeant E J Young is buried in Bray Vale British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Edward John as age 18, living with the family at house 3 in Nurchossy Irish, Ballagh, County Tyrone. His mother was a widow. Edward was a farmer.
30/12/2015 Edward Young enlisted in Clogher.
30/12/2015 The CWGC records Edward Young as the son of William and Sarah Young, of Nurchasey, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 11 April 1918:
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records Edward John as 29. His mother has died. John is now head of the family and a farmer.
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