Saturday 23 March 2013

Private James Young

Born on 16 April 1897 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of James C. Young, Port McNicol, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as grocer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 33.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 775683) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 or 30 May 1918 - injured accidentally and invalided to England on 17 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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