1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Harry Young

Contributed by: Andrew Paterson, on 2008-11-11

Harry Young
First Name Harry
Surname Young
Year of Birth 1893
Year of Death 1975
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence York, North Yorkshire

Harry's Story

Harry was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Holgate of 15 Oxford Street, York. Harry enlisted on 31st August 1914 and was demobilized on 12th July 1919. He served in The Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery in France. He served with his brothers Fred and George. George was in the 1st/5th battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment. George was killed in action aged 29 in the battle of Ypres on the 9th October 1917. The fortunes of war denied George a known and honoured burial and his name is amongst those of 35000 of his comrades on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 125 to 128. Harry married Phyllis Scott and worked on the railways. He had three living children a son and two daughters. His son he named George after his brother who made the supreme sacrifice.

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