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good evening,


I need you for to find another information about :



15th West Yorkshire - 25962




thank's in advance for your help





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25962 Pte. Alfred Young was later transferred to the Royal Engineers as No. WR/210861. He appears to have survived the war.



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Looking like he was Alfred Kell Young, born 20th January 1890 to Ellen ( no father's name given) of Spreight Lane, Scarborough. 

In 1891 he was living with his mother at Roscoe St.

By 1901 he was living with the Robnett family in Leeds.

In 1911 he was still with the Robnett's at 17 Westfield Rd, Leeds....his occupation was poulterer.

He was in the Leeds Mercury casualty list of June 23rd 1917 as wounded.

By June 28th he had written home....from the British Newspaper Archive. 




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He is shown as being a returned PoW in a list of 09.01.1919. However, his actual return to England may have been several weeks earlier. You might be able to identify it more precisely by looking for surviving service papers for other men from the same list to see if they say anything.









Images sourced from NLS - link


His WR/210861 Royal Engineers number would appear to date from around April 1919:


WR/210832 Edwards - transferred to Royal Engineers (Railway Operating Troops Depot) 4.4.1919

WR/210833 Gray - transferred to Royal Engineers  5.4.1919; posted Railway Operating Troops Depot 6.4.1919

WR/210847 Colman - transferred to Royal Engineers  12.4.1919; posted Railway Operating Troops Depot 13.4.1919

WR/210852 Gordon - transferred to Royal Engineers (Railway Operating Troops Depot) 12.4.1919


WR/210895 Searle - transferred to Royal Engineers (Railway Operating Troops Depot) 21.5.1919






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Good evening,


this is a very complete file.


a big thank you for your help.


Kind regards



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