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Yeats, William Butler (1865–1939). Irish poet and playwright. Married, 1917, Georgie, née Hyde-Lees (1892–1968).

Young, Andrew John (1885–1971). Scottish-born Anglican priest (previously presbyterian minister) and poet. He wrote many poems reflecting on nature and religion. After RH-D published Young's Collected Poems in 1960, Young produced three new volumes, The Poet and the Landscape (1962), Burning as Light (1967) and Quiet as Moss (1967).

Young, George Malcolm (1882–1959). Civil servant and historian, best known for his book Victorian EnglandPortrait of an Age (1936). Other publications include Gibbon (1932), Origin of the West-Saxon Kingdom(1934), Charles I and Cromwell (1932), Daylight and Champaign (1937), Mr Gladstone (Romanes Lecture (1944)), To-day and Yesterday (1948), Last Essays (1950) and Stanley Baldwin (1952).

Young, Richard Alfred (1885–1968). Eton master, 1910–1951, teaching mathematics. In charge of cricket, 1920–1928. Played county cricket for Sussex, 1905–1925; played two Test matches for the MCC in Australia,1907–1908.

Younghusband, Lt Colonel Sir Francis Edward (1863–1942). Explorer, soldier and mystic. Prominent figure of British Tibet expedition in 1903 and 1904. His two initial attempts to negotiate trade and frontier issues with Tibet failed despite British military action; he then marched to Lhasa with British troops and forced the conclusion of a treaty.


Ziliacus, Konni (1894–1967). Labour MP, 1945–65. Frequently at odds with his party and its policies.

Zuckerman, Solly (1904–1993). Baron Zuckerman. South African born public servant, zoologist, and scientific adviser. Professor of anatomy, Birmingham University (1946–1968). Chief scientific adviser to Her Majesty’s Government (1964–1971). Secretary of the Zoological Society of London 1955–1977, President 1977–1984.