James Logie Young

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Awards: Military Cross
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion,
  • Place of Death: Meteren, France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 19.07.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Meteren Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.M.918

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 16.08.1893
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 12 Bank St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Albert Hall, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Young, Hillpark, Newport, Fife.

  • Father:

    John Young, Hillpark, Newport, Fife

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Logie Young

James was awarded the Military Cross 16.09.1918, “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, April 1918. When sent up to reinforce the line with his company, he led it through a barrage with few casualties, re-established the line and took fifty six prisoners. His company held the line under machine gun and sniper fire until relieved next morning”

John Logie Young   Black Watch

DUNDEE OFFICER WOUNDED.

Lieutenant J. Logie Young, of the Black Watch, who is officially reported to have sustained severe gunshot wounds, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Young, 12 Bank Street, Dundee.  At the outbreak of war he was a member of St Andrews University O.T.C., and soon obtained a commission in the Black Watch.  While the Derby recruiting scheme was in progress Lieutenant Young was a member of staff at Albert Hall, Dundee, and afterwards he rejoined his battalion.  He went to the front in August last.  Lieutenant Young was a prominent player in the Victoria Cricket Club.

Dundee Courier 14th March 1917

James Logie Young  MC   Lieutenant Black Watch

DUNDEE BLACK WATCH OFFICER

Is Posted as Missing.

Lieutenant J. Logie Young, MC., Black Watch, son of Mr John Young, 12 Bank Street, Dundee, is officially reported missing.  On the outbreak of way Lieutenant Young was a member of St Andrews University O.T.C., and he obtained a commission in the Black Watch.  While the Derby recruiting scheme was in progress Lieutenant Young was a member of the staff at Albert Hall, Dundee, but in August, 1916, he rejoined his battalion and went to France.  He has seen much heavy fighting, and in March, 1917, he was wounded, while less than a month ago he was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry.  The missing officer was well known in athletic circles, being a member of Victoria C. C.

Dundee Courier 26th July 1918

BLACK WATCH OFFICER KILLED.

Mr and Mrs John Young, 12 Bank Street, Dundee, have received official notification of the death in action on 19th July, of their third son, Lieut. J. Logie Young, MC., Black Watch.

Lieut. Young, who was recently reported missing, was prior to the war a student at University College, Dundee, and as a member of the O.T.C., he received a commission in the Black Watch.  After acting as a member of the Staff under the Derby recruiting scheme at Albert Hall, deceased in August, 1916, rejoined his battalion and went to France.  Thereafter he went through a good deal of stiff fighting, and in March, 1917, he was wounded.  A little over a month ago Lieut. Young, who was 24 years of age, received the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery.  He was well known in athletic circles, being a prominent player of the Victoria C.C.  He has two brothers serving.

Dundee Courier 2nd August 1918

DUNDEE OFFICER’S FINE LEADERSHIP.

How Late Lieut. J. L. Young Won the M.C.

T/Lieut. James Logie Young, Royal Highlanders.  When sent up to reinforce the line with his company he led it through the barrage with few casualties, re-established the line, and took 56 prisoners.  His company held the line under machine-gun and snipers’ fire until relieved next morning.

Lieut. James Logie Young was the third son of Mr and Mrs John Young, 12 Bank Street, Dundee.  The gallant officer, who had previously been wounded, was unfortunately killed in action shortly after he gained the Military Cross.  Before the war, Lieut. Young was a student at University College, Dundee, and was well known in sporting circles in the city, being a member of the Victoria C. C., and Roineach Mhor F.C.

Dundee Courier 3rd October 1918

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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