There has been recent evidence that Raymond Steed "who was thought to be the youngest WW2 death" is not the youngest as this is now thought to be Reginald Earnshaw who is younger by (55?) days. The oldest MM's to die in WW2 is also an interesting one with the following two names who seem to be "the Oldest". From the website of Gordon Mumford: Memorial to youngest and oldest seamen killed Both are remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial London. CWGC :: Cemetery Details KILLEY, James, Greaser ss Fenella (Douglas, Isle of Man). Merchant Navy. Died 29 May, 1940, Age 74. PERRY, Frederick William, 2nd Engineer Officer ss Polzella (Penzance). Merchant Navy. Died 13 January 1940. Age 74.