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Julius Henry Dent-Young

Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Somme, France
Cause of death: Killed in Action (London Regiment (London Scottish), "A" Coy. 1st/14th Bn.)
Place of Burial: Thiepval, Picardie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Jules Hyacinth DENT-YOUNG and Mary Dent-Young
Brother of Mary KC Flexen (Dent-Young); Major Arthur Joseph Dent-Young; John Dent-Young; Lt. William "Bill" Dent-Young; Katherine Mary Stephens and 1 other

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About Julius Henry Dent-Young

Joined "A" Company 1st Battalion 14th London Regiment in 1915 as Private 4124, was wounded at Hulluch in September 1915 and rejoined his regiment In January. Killed on the first day of the Somme (1st July 1916).

(Hulluch indicates that his injury might have been on the 25th September during the "Big Push" of the Battle of Loos. The 1/14th made a frontal attack against heavy fire.)

Listed on the Thiepval Memorial (suggesting his body was never identified)

(Re "Index to War Deaths 1914-1921, page 4064. Vol 1.85 Page 197))

--------------------------------------------------------- Initially the 1/14th were part of the 1st Brigade in 1st Division, being transferred to the 168th Brigade in 56th (London) Division in February 1916).

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Julius Henry Dent-Young's Timeline

Bath, Somerset, England

Surname Forename(s) Mother's Maiden Name Year Sub-District Registers At Region Reference
YOUNG Julius Henry Dent SHEPARD 1896 Lyncombe/Widcombe - First Series Bath Bath LW1/41/103

Name: YOUNG, Julius Henry D
Registration District: Bath
County: Somerset
Year of Registration: 1896
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Volume No: Help 5C
Page No: Help 545

Age 5
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

YOUNG, Jules D Head Married M 46 1855 Civil Engineer Ceylon
YOUNG, Mary Wife Married F 42 1859 Northampton VIEW
YOUNG, John D Son M 13 1888
Bath Somersetshire
YOUNG, Mary K C Daughter F 11 1890
Bath Somersetshire
YOUNG, William T D Son M 9 1892
Bath Somersetshire
YOUNG, Frances M Daughter F 7 1894 Bath
YOUNG, Julius H D Son M 4 1897 Bath
YOUNG, Katherine M Daughter F 1 1900 Bath
BOSHELL, Mary Aunt Single F 81 1820 Ireland
FLEWRY, Rine Boarder Single F 16 1885 France French
HOLBROOK, Alice Servant Single F 28 1873 Gen Dom Serv Bath Somersetshire
RG number: RG13 Piece: 2339 Folio: 43 Page: 28

Registration District: Bath Sub District: Lyncombe EnumerationDistrict: 9 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Thomas a Becket

Civil Parish:Bath Municipal Borough:
Address: 8, Forefield Place, Bath County: Somersetshire

June 18, 1908
Age 12
April 2, 1911
Age 15
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

Reference: RG14PN14692 RG78PN892 RD316 SD3 ED3 SN342
55 Lyncombe Hill Bath, Bath, Somerset, England

DENT YOUNG, Jules Head Married M 56 1855 City Waterworks Engineer Army M 2nd S E Batlicolon Ceylon
DENT YOUNG, Mary Wife Married 23 years F 52 1859 Northampton
DENT YOUNG, John Son Single M 23 1888 Civil Engineer Bath
DENT YOUNG, May Daughter Single F 21 1890 Art Student Bath
DENT YOUNG, William Son Single M 19 1892 Bath
DENT YOUNG, Julius Son Single M 14 1897 School Bath
DENT YOUNG, Katherine Daughter Single F 11 1900 School Bath

January 6, 1912
Age 16
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, England, United Kingdom

"Children's Fancy Dress Carnival"
Joan of Arc, Miss Kitty Dent Young; ... Fairy, Miss Frances Dent Young .. King Henry V., Master J. Dent Young.

"Best Couple to match"
Joan of Arc and King Henry V.

"Prize Winners"

The winners were decided by the audience who voted by ballot as the competitors paraded before them.
Fancy Costumes :
Boys : (2) Master J. Dent-Young

August 28, 1915
Age 19
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, England, United Kingdom

"Twice Wounded"

Mr William Dent Young, second son of Mr J. Dent Young of Lyncombe Hill, Waterworks Engineer to the Bath Corporation, who is a private in the Australian Imperial Force, has been wounded for a second time, and is in hospital in Malta.

Private Young was wounded in the arm at the landing on the Gallipoli Penninsula and this time was shot in the thigh in Gallipoli, where he had rejoined his battalion.

All Mr Dent Young's four sons are serving. His eldest, Mr John Dent Young, who was a mining engineer in Northern Nigeria, offered his services and was appointed lieutenant in the Imperial Northern Rifles, and is in the Cameroons. His third son, Private Arthur Dent Young is in India with the 1st/4th Somerset Light Infantry, and his fourth son, Private Julius Dent Young, is with the London Scottish Regiment on foreign service.

September 25, 1915
Age 19
Hulluch, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 09 October 1915

Private J. H. Dent Young, of the Ist London Scottish, youngest son of Mr. J. Dent Youri" the City Waterworks Engineer, was wounded' September 25th while serving France. When war broke out Private Young was under the enlistable age, but he joined the Army as soon as he was eligible. His wounds are in the shoulder and the forehead, and he is now in hospital at Southport. All Mr. Dent Young's four sons are the Army, and his second son has been twice wounded the Dardanelles fighting.

July 1, 1916
Age 20
Somme, France

As part of the 56th Division (formed in Jan-Feb 1916), took part in the diversionary attack at Gommecourt


July 1916
Age 20
Thiepval, Picardie, France


Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish)
Unit Text: (4121). "A" Coy. 1st/14th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 510908
Additional information: Son of Jules and May Dent-Young, of 55, Lyncombe Hill, Bath.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C.

August 23, 1916
Age 20

PRIVATE JULIUS H. DENT-YOUNG, London Regiment, who was previously reported " missing," is now known to have been killed in action on July 1, aged 20. He went to the front a year ago. was wounded at Hulluch last September. and rejoined his regiment In January. He was the fourth and youngest son of Mr. J. Dent-Young, C.E., of Bath, who married a daughter of the late Mr Thomas Shepard. of Northampton. Their eldest son, Lientenant John Dent- Young, is In the 1st Nigerian Regiment, West African F.F. Their two other sons hold comnuissions, one in tho I th Battalion Australian Imperial Force, and the other in the Machine-gun Corps.