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Private George Edward L Young
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Birth: Sep., 1900
Fulham
Greater London, England
Death: Mar. 21, 1921

Casualty of the Great War, he died from wounds when ambushed while travelling in a train at Headford County Kerry,during the Irish War of Independence.The guerrilla war in Kerry escalated rapidly in the spring of 1921. The county was occupied by the British Army, Auxiliary Division and Black and Tan paramilitary police, and the ordinary Royal Irish Constabulary police.
The Second Kerry Brigade (South Kerry) of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) ambushed a train carrying British troops at Headford Junction railway station (near Killarney, County Kerry).At least 16 people died in the incident - 10 British soldiers, 2 IRA volunteers and 4 civilians (including an informer killed after the ambush).

He was a Private in the 1st Bn. Royal Fusiliers;Service No: 6453611



Other casualties of the Headford Ambush with place of interment where known,include:

Lieutenant C E Adams d.Mar. 21, 1921 Sutton Cemetery of Ashfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield,
Nottinghamshire.

Sergeant George Brundish b. 1889 d. Mar. 21, 1921,St Peter Churchyard,Thundersley,
Essex.

Private A George d. Mar. 21, 1921 Killarney New Cemetery, Killarney,Kerry,Ireland


Private Frederick George West d. Mar. 21, 1921 Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Brookwood,Surrey

Private Benjamin James Whiting b. 1894 d. Mar. 21, 1921 Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin

Private Frank Edward Woods, d. Mar. 21, 1921 Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial, Brookwood,Surrey


Lance Corporal Edward Albert Chandler d. Mar. 21, 1921
 
 
Burial:
Fulham Palace Road Cemetery
Fulham
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Greater London, England
Plot: 8A. K. 32.
 
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Record added: Feb 14, 2008
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Private George Edward L Young
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