James Young

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200121
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 31.07.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address:
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Martha Young, 10 Court St, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Young, 10 Court St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    1 brother

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Young

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

200121 Pte. James Young, 4/5th Black Watch, was another member of the Signal Section killed in action on 31 July 1917, aged 20.
The son of George and Martha Young, 10 Court Street, Dundee, Pte. Young had been wounded at the Aubers Ridge before returning to the front. Before the war he was employed in Manhattan Works. James Young is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen,Belgium.

DUNDEE SIGNALLER FALLS IN ACTION. Mr George Young, 10 Court Street, Dundee, has been officially notified that his son, Private James Young, Signal Section, Black Watch, was killed in action on 31st July. Deceased, who was 20 years of age, went to the front in February, 1915. He was wounded in May of that year, and returned to the front the following February.
In a letter to his parents an officer writes: – “Knowing as I did what a fine character the lad had, I can realise to some extent what his loss must mean to you. He has done splendid work out here for a long time, and has made the biggest sacrifice man can offer.”
Private Young was previous to enlistment employed by Messrs F. S. Sandeman & Sons, Manhattan Works, Dundee. A brother is serving in the R.F.A. at the front. The Courier, Wednesday, 22 August 1917, 3

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