YOUNG, James Alfred
(Service number 11/169)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 17 February 1894 Place of Birth Naseby, Central Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Henderson and Russell, Cave, South Canterbury
Occupation Shoeing smith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs James YOUNG (mother), Naseby, Central Otago
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Wellington Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Orari or Arawa
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 3 September 1953 Age 59 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Glenfield Cemetery, Birkenhead, Auckland
Memorial Reference Row D, Plot 57
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Alfred Edwin Young was born on 17 February 1894 at Naseby, Central Otago, the son of James and Mary (née Reed) Young. His father had died in 1912. James was a shoeing smith at Cave when he enlisted, leaving by the train from Fairlie on 12 August 1914 with the 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles men from Fairlie. He married Zelda Elizabeth McLeod in 1922 in Auckland. ,


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 May 2020]; Glenfield Cemetery record (Auckland Council) [11 May 2020]

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