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Hubert Abram

Second Lieutenant, 76th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action at Amiens 9th April 1918. Son of Jesse Yearsley, of Edleston, Westfield Road, Runcorn, Cheshire. Born 1884 in Everton, Liverpool. Educated at Widnes Secondary School and Chester College; Officer Training Corps, 10th May 1916 to 24th February 1917. Teacher. Gazetted June 1917. Previously wounded. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Liverpool, a Scholar, son of Jesse and Lucy Yearsley, resident Church Street, Widnes, Prescot, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Liverpool, son of Jesse and Lucy Yearsley, resident 30, Wellington Street, Runcorn, Cheshire. Buried at GENTELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave 15.


Frank Irvin

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action near High Wood between 24th and 25th July 1916. Aged 32. Son of Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Mary Jane Young; husband of May (nee Coates) Young, of Clyde House, Bishop Auckland, married 1914 in Auckland Registration District, Durham. Born 1884 in Newcastle-on-Tyne. Educated at Hulme Grammar School, Knutsford Grammar School. Manchester University: 1909; Student, Dentistry. Dental Surgeon. Enlisted February 1915; Gazetted 12th May 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, a Clerk to Shipping Merchant, son of Ralph and Msry jane Young, resident Park House, Rochdale Road, Royton, Oldham, Lancashire. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 5.

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