YOUNG, James George
(Service number 8/1868)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 23 June 1893 Place of Birth Makikihi

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Oamaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M. YOUNG (mother), Makikihi, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



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

Biographical Notes

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 ( [23 July 2020]; Tiro Tiro Road Cemetery burial record [22 July 2020]

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