Oliver Young

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Oliver Young
Born (1855-07-11)11 July 1855
Wargrave, Berkshire, England
Died 9 October 1908(1908-10-09) (aged 53)
Hare Hatch, Berkshire, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Rank Commander
Service number 1869-1887
Other work Member of Parliament

Commander Oliver Young (11 July 1855 – 9 October 1908) was an English Royal Navy officer and later a British politician. He was the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Wokingham from 1898 to 1901.

Early life and Navy[edit]

Young was born on 11 July 1855 at Wargrave in Berkshire, the son of Adolphus William Young a solicitor and later a Member of Parliament and his Australian wife Jane (née Throsby). [1] He was educated at Burney's Naval Academy at Gosport and entered the Royal Navy in 1869.[1]

By 1875 Young was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant and was a Lieutenant by 1880. He served on HMS Beacon during the 1882 Bombardment of Alexandria and he was later on board HMS Condor during the campaign in Sudan.[1] In June 1887 Shaw retired from the Navy and married Mabell Ann Beale in 1888.[1]


Young was elected to Parliament in a by-election following the death of Sir George Russell in 1898. He left Parliament when he resigned using the procedural device of becoming Steward of the Manor of Northstead on 3 July 1901.[2] He died at his home at Hare Hatch in Berkshire on 9 October 1908.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Commander Oliver Young". Obituaries. The Times (38775). London. 12 October 1908. col D, p. 11. 
  2. ^ "No. 27330". The London Gazette. 5 July 1901. p. 4480. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Russell
Member of Parliament for Wokingham
Succeeded by
Ernest Gardner