YOUNG, STANLEY JAMES
Date of Death:23/12/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Flying Corps
Grave Reference: 49 G. 34 C.
Cemetery:SOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Frederick William and Emily J. Young, of 6, Winn Rd., Southampton.
Hampshire Advertiser - Saturday 29 December 1917
THE LATE LIEUTENANT STANLEY YOUNG. MILITARY FUNERAL AT SOUTHAMPTON.
Lieutenant Stanley Young, of the Royal Flying Corps, was accidentally 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 the 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 in Southampton 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.
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After leaving the church the coffin was placed on a gun-carriage, drawn by four black horses, and was conveyed thereon to the Cemetery, preceded by a firing party and buglers drawn from members of the Worcestershire Regiment, and followed by member of the Royal Flying Corps and a half military company, there being a large number of spectators en route to the Cemetery. 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 in 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.
Died December 23rd, 1917,
Aged 27 years.
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