|1. Memorial:||Southampton Old Cemetery|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.139|
|3. Memorial:||The (1933) Scroll - Roll of Honour||8B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Frederick William and Emily J. Young, of 6, Winn Rd., Southampton.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||No.1 Training Depot Station|
Stanley YOUNG was killed in an accident whilst flying a DH6 serial B2631.
A list of fatal air accidents in Britain, Aug - Dec 1917 records:
23.12.17 D.H.6 B2631, 1 TDS, Stamford. Collision with B2656 after take-off, Stamford Lt Stanley James Young (27) killed
23.12.17 D.H.6 B2656, 1 TDS, Stamford. Collision with B2631 after take-off, Stamford 2Lt George Longley Lewington (19) killed
Other reports state that this accident was in poor visibility.
Newspaper Article - Source Unknown "THE LATE LIEUTENANT STANLEY YOUNG. MILITARY FUNERAL AT SOUTHAMPTON. - Lieutenant Stanley Young, of the Royal Flying Corps, was accidental killed while flying in England. He was the eldest son of Councillor F.W. Young, of Runnyede, Cranbury-avenue, with whom the greatest sympathy is felt. Two aeroplanes were in the air, one being piloted by Lieut. Young, when they collided, with he result that both airmen lost their lives. The gallant officer was a very skilful pilot, and was held in high esteem by his superior officers. Previous to joining the Flying Corps he was in business as a haulage contractor. He was interred with military honours at Southampton on Thursday. The remains of the deceased were taken into St. Luke's Church on Wednesday evening, being received by the Rev. J. Trevaskis, D.D. (vicar), and the officers of the church, and placed in front of the chancel, the coffin being covered with the Union Jack. The first part of the funeral service took place in the church on Thursday afternoon, being conducted by the Rev. Spencer Norfolk, formerly Chaplain of the Forces."
The article goes on to list the mourners and distinguished attendees.
"The deceased officer was buried just inside the cemetery gates on the right of the main path. At the conclusion of the burial service three volleys were fired into the air by the firing party, who then fixed bayonets and came to the present while the buglers sounded the "Last Post," the officers of the Royal Flying Corps standing meanwhile at the salute. The remains were enclosed in a coffin of unpolished English oak, with brass furniture, on the breastplate being the inscription:- LIEUT. STANLEY JAMES YOUNG, R.F.C., Died December 23rd, 1917. Aged 27 years."
Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lodge of Peace and Harmony No. 359 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
18th September 1916
16th October 1916
20th November 1916
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Researcher : Bruce Littley