YOUNG, James George
(Service number 8/1868)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||23 June 1893||Place of Birth||Makikihi|
|Address at Enlistment||Oamaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. YOUNG (mother), Makikihi, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Date||17 April 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||21 January 1965||Age||71 years|
|Place of Death||Levin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tiro Tiro Road Cemetery, Levin|
|Memorial Reference||Block RSA, Row 17, Plot 227|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James George Young was born on 23 June 1895 at Makikihi, the fourth son of William and Mary (née Hogan) Young. He was educated at Hunter and Makikihi schools, in South Canterbury. His father died in 1905 and was buried at Waimate; his mother lived on, a widow, until 1937.
James was a labourer at Oamaru when he enlisted. He married Mary Logan in 1922. James George Young died on 21 January 1965 at Levin, aged 69 years (headstone records 71) and was buried in Tiro Tiro Cemetery at Levin. His oldest brother, Michael Joseph Young, also served in World War I. Pte J. G. Young and Eng M. J. Young were listed in the Waimate Daily Advertiser Roll of honour from February 1917.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 July 2002]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [20 July 2002]; School Admission record [24 July 2020]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 24 February 1917 (Papers Past) [24 July 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [23 July 2020]; Tiro Tiro Road Cemetery burial record [22 July 2020]
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