James Young

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Motherwell
  • Service no: 3/3706
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 13/10/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 55 William St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caledonian Railway, Glasgow
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Alexander Young, 55 William St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Young

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

James Young   3/3706   Black Watch

Although his period of service as a reservist had expired, Private James Young, whose death in action has just been intimated, immediately rejoined his old regiment, the Black Watch, and was attached to the 9th Battalion. Deceased, who was a son of Mr Alexander Young, 55 William Street, Dundee, was 35 years of age and unmarried, and prior to the war was engaged in Glasgow, where he was employed in the locomotive department of the Caledonian Railway.  Before proceeding to France, Private Young was transferred from the 9th Battalion to the 1st and was fighting with B Company when he met his death.

Dundee People’s Journal 6th November 1915

YOUNG Killed in action, in France, on the 13th October, No. 3706 Private James Young, B Company, 1st Black Watch, B.E.F., son of Alexander Young, 55 William Street, Dundee. – Inserted by his sister, Mrs Squire.

Dundee People’s Journal 6th November 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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