As I mentioned the other day I signed up for a free trial with The Genealogist and already I have found a new record! My great uncle is mentioned in the Daily Casualty List published in The Times, 4th September 1916.
I recently read that The Genealogist has released some new records from the First World War. This new release contains over 800,000 records. Included are 575,000 Killed in Action records, over 226,000 unique Missing-in-Action records and 14,000 Status Updates.
My great-uncle Alfred Mansel Young was killed in action in 1916 so I was interested to see if I could find out any more information about his death.
Unfortunately The Genealogist is a subscription site and although it looks like they might have some interesting records I can’t afford a subscription. However, they offer a 2 week free trial here so it looks like I shall be signing up later tonight to take a closer look!
Tonight I spent some time uploading information to the Lives of the First World War site about my great uncle Alfred Mansel Young (you can see his life story page here). As you all know, this weekend is Remembrance Sunday which seemed like the perfect time to encourage you to use the site too.
The site is really easy to use:
Go to livesofthefirstworldwar.org
Who will you remember? – type in a surname (and service number, if known)
Find your connection in millions of Life Stories already started by IWM
Create a free account and press the ‘Remember’ button on the Life Story page – so everyone can see who you are Remembering
Use email, Facebook and Twitter to Share the link to the Life Story page with your family and friends.
Use #remember and #LivesOfWW1 to join the community remembering together on Twitter.
Who will you remember? Your First World War connection could be a relative who served, someone who shares your surname or a person listed on your local war memorial.
Upload your story to ensure that these Life Stories are remembered now and saved for future generations on Lives of the First World War.
The wedding of George Duncan and Ada Selina Harriet Young happened on 11th May 1878 at the Register Office in Portsea Island.
George Duncan was aged 35 and a Surgeon
Ada Selina Harriet Young was aged 25
He was living at West Street, Fareham at the time of the wedding
She was living at Green Road, Portsea
His father was James Duncan, a Gentleman
Her father was Alfred Young (deceased) a Commander Royal Navy
The wedding was witnessed by (? illegible) Cleverly and J.W. Brough
The wedding of William St Clair Cole and Blanche Elizabeth Young took place at the Parish Church in Fareham, Southampton on December 23rd 1880.
William St Clair Cole was 25 years old and a Clerk
Blanche Elizabeth Young was 23 years old, both gave their residence as Fareham
His father was Robert Cole, a Clerk on Holy Order
Her father was Alfred Young, Captain Royal Navy
The wedding was witnessed by Mansel Young and Grace Amy Young, the brides’ brother and sister
Blanche Young was the sister of my great-grand-father, Mansel Young
I thought I would document some of the certificates I have in no particular order.
Henry Charles Homeyer and Grace Amy Young were married at the Parish Church, St Mary the Virgin in Cardiff, Glamorgan, on May 29th 1889.
Henry Homeyer was aged 35 and a Boatswain
Grace Young was 27 and a Spinster
His address was the Steam Ship ‘Mark Lane’ (? illegible)
Her address was 77 Duncan Road, Southsea
His father’s name was Charles (? illegible) Homeyer, his profession was Secretary of Post Ofice
Her father was Alfred Young, Captain Royal Navy (dead)
The wedding was witnessed by Edward Gardiner and Amelia (? illegible) Gardiner
Grace Young was the younger sister of my great-grandfather, Henry Young.