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28498   Private Samuel Young
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/09/1896
Died: 26/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Samuel Young was the eldest son of Robert and Elizabeth Young. He was born in Tamlaght, Coagh on 17th September 1896. He was second oldest of seven children. By 1911 Samuel was working as a farm servant near Coagh for the Wilson family. Samuel enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Young had served with them for six or eight months and had survived the battle at the beginning of June. Private Samuel Young was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Messines in Belgium on 26th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Messines Ridge British Cemetery
  Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 6-B-23
CWGC Casualty 482776
Messines Ridge British Cemetery is located 9.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Nieuwkerkestraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg, N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. Nieuwkerkestraat is a right hand turning from the N365 in the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 250 metres after this right hand turning, on the left hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 210
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Young family 1901 census lists Samuel as age 4, living with the family at house 15 in Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Samuel Young 1911 census lists Samuel as age 14, a farm servant, at house 7 in Ballymoyle, Springhill
3 1911 Census lists Young family 1911 census does not list Samuel as living with the family at house 17 in Coagh
4 Poor photo of Private Samuel Young's grave can be purchased here
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Samuel Young's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023