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22 Jul 1884
Basford, Nottingham
He was the son of John and Anne (Annie) Young. John was born in Carlton while his wife came from Oakham, Rutland. John and Anne had eight children of whom seven were still living at the time of the 1911 Census. Seven children were named on the census between 1891 and 1911: Ernest, Enoch, Thomas, John Geo., Fred, Harriet and Samuel. Apart from Ernest who was born in Basford all the children were born in Carlton. In 1891 John (30), a general labourer, and Anne were living on Main Street, Carlton. Three of their children were at home on the night of the census; Enoch (7), Thomas (2) and John (4 months). The family was still living on Main Street (West) ten years later. John was now a brickmaker's labourer as were his two eldest sons Ernest (17) and Enoch (15). Also at home were Thomas (12), John (10), Fred (6) and Harriet (3). By 1911 John and Anne were living at 69 Main Street, Carlton. At home on the night of the census were Fred (16) a wood sawyer, Harriet (13) a neckwear finisher, Samuel (5) and Ernest who had joined the Royal Navy two years earlier in 1909 but was home on leave. At the time he was serving in HMS Assistance. The Royal Navy notified Anne Young of Ernest's death in 1916; the family's address was given as 69 Castle Terrace, Main Street, Carlton Hill, Nottingham.
He was a brickyard labourer when he joined the Royal Navy in 1909.
31 May 1916
667613 - CWGC Website
Stoker 1st Class
Royal Navy
HMS Barham. Ernest joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class on 22 September 1909 on a 12 year engagement. He was promoted to Stoker 1st Class on 16 July 1910. He served in the following ships and shore establishments: HMS Nelson, 20 February 1909-2 June 1909 (Stoker 2nd Class); HMS Hecla, 3 June 1909-24 July 1909; HMS Essex, 25 July 1909-10 January 1910; HMS Blake, 11 January 1910-27 July 1910 (Stoker 1st Class 16 July); Victory II, 28 July 1910-5 October 1910; HMS Assistance, 6 October 1910-27 September 1912; Victory II, 28 September 1912-13 January 1915; HMS Hermione, 14 January-17 January 1915; Victory II, 18 January 1915-26 July 1915. (Sentenced to 14 days cells.) Victory II, 10 August 1915-18 August 1915; HMS Barham, 19 August 1915-20 February 1916; HMS Assistance, 21 February 1916-20 May 1916; HMS Barham, 21 May 1916-31 May 1916. He died at the Battle of Jutland and his service record was annotated ‘DD. Killed in action on 31 May 1916: NP3906/16’. He is buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Isle of Hoy, Orkneys (Block B.2). HMS Barham was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship named after Admiral Charles Middleton 1st Baron Barham built at the John Brown shipyards in Clydebank Scotland, and launched in 1914. HMS Barham received six hits during the battle of Jutland five from 12-inch shells and one from an 11-inch shell suffering casualties of 26 killed and 46 wounded.
HMS Barham was sunk in the Second World War. On 25 November 1941 at 4:25 p.m. while steaming to cover an attack on Italian convoys with Queen Elizabeth Valiant and an escort of eight destroyers, Barham was hit by three torpedoes from the German submarine U-331, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Hans-Diedrich von Tiesenhausen. Leading Telegraphist A.R. Bacon remained at his station following the first attack to alert accompanying ships of the presence of U-331, which greatly aided the search and rescue. The torpedoes were fired from a range of only 750 yards providing no time for evasive action and struck so closely together as to throw up a single massive water column. As the ship rolled over to port her magazines exploded and she quickly sank with the loss of more than two-thirds of the crew. Of a crew of approximately 1,184 officers and men, 841 were killed. The survivors were rescued by the other British ships. (Wikipedia)
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