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YEOMANS, Walter Edward * (Revised 19/11/2018)
YOUNG, Francis James * (Revised 19/11/2018)
YOUNG, Frederick John * (Revised 23/02/2019)
YOUNG, Joseph Walter (Revised 08/03/2019)
* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
"A LRR [long range rocket] penetrated a 3 storey houses at the SW angle of Trafalgar Av with Waite Street, forming a crater at ground level about 40 feet across by 10 foot deep. Blast caused the complete demolishing of 12 4 storey 'neo Greek' type of terrace houses of poor construction erected about 90 years previously. Damage beyond repair to about 25 similar properties adjoining the crater and damage calling for first aid repairs to properties within a radius of about 200 yards of the crater. Rescue operations were concerned with the release of 10 trapped casualties which were found by dogs. Initial casualties were 13 killed, 28 seriously injured to Kings Guys St Olav's and Dulwich. 60 slight injuries to first aid post or nearby hospitals. Search proceeding for 10 missing or trapped persons."
"Peace, perfect peace."
"… that I the undersigned leave everything I possess at my death to Miss Hilda Kitcher all my stock to be sold under the Instruction on my Brother J H Young 101 Bevous St Southampton all the proceeds of sale be handed to Miss Hilda Kitcher for the maintenance of her children by me."As the Will did not specify an Executor, administration of the estate (of £2,468) was awarded to "Hilda Kitcher, spinster, the residuary legatee".