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Youl Charles Alfred George


Born Currie, King Island to Ernest George and Christina Lucy Youl, Charles was posted to the 2/12 Infantry Battalion and was in England when he died on 20th July 1940.

His death is listed as accidental.  He was buried at the Tidworth Cemetery , Wiltshire , England .  

He was married at the time of his death and his wife Amy Blance later remarried a W.A.Smith.

A brother of Charles Alfred Youl, Henry Lionel Youl also lost his life.  He was fighting in New Guinea when he “drowned at sea” on the 6th September 1942.  His body was never recovered.

The Examer 25th July 1940

First King Island Soldier Killed

The first King Island soldier in the A.I.F. has been killed on active service somewhere in England. He was Gunner Charles Alfred George Youl, sec ond son of Mr. and Mrs. George Youl. of Boobyalla. King Island and was 24 years of age. Gunner Youl was a member of the Artillery Corps and went to England with the first Australian troops to land there in this war. He was killed in a road accident on Saturday. He leaves a wife and two small children.




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