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08 Jan 1897
He was born on 8th January 1897 the son of Albert and Mary Young (nee Tatton). Albert was born in Nottingham about 1865 and Mary was also born in Nottingham; they were married in 1885. According to information on the 1911 Census they had had eleven children of whom only six were still living at the time of the census. Seven children were named on the census of 1891 and 1911; Eliza (b. abt 1886), Gertrude, Amelia (b. 1890), George, Rowland (b. 1897), Florrie and Albert (b. 1906). All the children were born in Nottingham. In 1891 Albert (26), a tin plate worker, and Mary (28), a lace hand, were living at 12 Sherwood Lane, Nottingham, with their three daughters, Eliza (5), Gertrude (3) and Amelia (1). The family has not yet been traced on the 1901 Census, but in 1911 they were living at 1 Queen's Place, King's Yard, Barker Gate, Nottingham. Albert was a lace maker and Mary was still working as a lace hand. Five of their children were in the household on the night of the census; Gertrude (23) a lace hand, George (16) and Rowland (14) who were both working as printers, Florrie (10) and Albert (5). At the time of Rowland's death the family was living at 15a Woolpack Lane, Nottingham. Little further information has been found out about Rowland's family. His sister, Florrie, married Thomas James Stott in 1923. Thomas (b. 1900) and his family were living at 14 Commerce Place, Barker Gate, in 1911 and so were neighbours of the Young family. Rowland's father, Albert, may have died in 1939 aged 74.
In 1911 he was a printer.
11 Nov 1918
904586 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Previous service number 7643. According to a notice in a local paper in 1919, Rowland was wounded and taken prisoner in March 1915 and died of influenza in hospital in Germany on 11 November 1918. He is buried in Niederzwenren Cemetery (grave ref. X.D.12). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Birth Index records him as 'Roland'. Nottingham Evening Post, 13 March 1919: Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 13 March 1919: ‘Young - Died in a German hospital from influenza, November 11th 1918, after 3 years and months (-) seriously wounded and taken prisoner March (-) 1915, Pte R Young, 1/7th Sherwood Foresters, aged (-) (-) son of Albert and Mary Young, 15a Woolpack-lane. No one stood beside him to bid him a last farewell, no word of comfort could he have, from those who loved him so well. From sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brothers, also brothers-in-law Tom and Joe.’ (www.britishnewspaper.co.uk) His mother was his legatee.
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