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Clarissabell

Soldiering family - Father and two sons who died during the Great War

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jdoyle

This can't be the doctor, who was born about 1857 (aged 54 in 1911). It must be another son.

Parents married 1883 so think this is the eldest son.

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Clarissabell

I did up this YOUNG family tree - just to clarify things... Benjamin Youngs.

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Michael Pegum

The book on Irish doctors in the Great War has gone to press. One of the editors has told me that it does include Dr. Benjamin Poyntz Young, but that they had very little information about him.

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Clarissabell

The book on Irish doctors in the Great War has gone to press. One of the editors has told me that it does include Dr. Benjamin Poyntz Young, but that they had very little information about him.

Michael

Well there you go - 'Just proves it is a puzzle. 'Sounds like it'll be a great read though. Thanks Micheal.

Clarrisa.

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bill24chev

Another snippet of information! If Charles Robert Young had stayed in the Merchant Navy, he would still probably have died during the war. There is a thread about his ship, S. S. Bray Head, on this Forum here. It was sunk by a submarine on 14th March, 1917, and the 4th Mate was among the dead.

This may have been the same as 4th Officer; there must be an expert on ranks in the Merchant Navy on the Forum who can confirm or correct this.

Michael

Yes 4thOfficer anf 4th Mate are interchangable. However, the crew including the officers were often "paid off" at the end of a voyage and after spending some time ashore "signed on for another ship" and not always with the same shipping line. Also by 1917 with merchant marine losses and providing he was qualified he may well have been promoted to at least 3rd Officer. But then again he could have signed on a ship sunk at any time from Aigust 1914 onwards.

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