Frank Young (1884-1919)
Serjeant 3092 6th Battalion
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
In 1914 Frank Young lived with his wife Ann Maria and their three children at 3, West View in Mole Street. Frank had worked as a tram conductor and then in the metal industry, before joining the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in the first months of the Great War.
Born in 1884, Frank was the youngest of eight children of Phoebe Bullock, who kept a fish shop, and of William Young, a wood turner. Frank’s father died when Frank was nine years old, and Phoebe married again, the enlarged family living at 29 Waterloo Street in Kings Norton.
In 1906 Frank married Ann Maria Berry, and they moved to 34 River Street, Bordesley, along with Ann Maria’s mother. Children Frank Junior, William and Charles were born, the family relocating to 286 Belgrave Road, with Frank working as an umbrella tube polisher.
Enlisting on 29th October 1914, Frank became a Lance Serjeant, serving at home for sixteen months. On 12th February 1916, Frank was discharged from the army due to sickness.
Frank Young died on 15th February 1919. He is buried in Birmingham Brandwood End Cemetery, and is commemorated there on the forces memorial.
Frank Young is buried in the same grave as another soldier, Private Arthur J. Brine, a married man who also served in the 6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and died of his war wounds on 25th February 1919. Arthur was brought up in Wenman Street, and before the war was an assistant caretaker.