World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

John Moir Young

Service: Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force
Unit: 2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19015

John, brother of David, was born in Newton Mearns on 30 April 1892, second son of John and Jeanie Young. John, his father, born in Eaglesham in 1870, was employed as a carter. From 1891, the family lived at Bringan's Land, Main Street, Newton Mearns. In the 1911 census John was living with his parents and his occupation is listed as a grocery van man but on 20 April 1912, he emigrated to Canada, sailing from Glasgow to Quebec on the SS Pretorian. His employment in Canada was as a farmer.

John enlisted on 23 September 1914 and was killed in Belgium on 26 April 1915, aged 22. He is commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaandereren, Belgium - Panel 10-26-28 and on Newton Mearns Parish Church War Memorial.

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