Private George Young

Private George Young, 8th ( Service ) Battalion, Black Watch. He was transferred to 8th Railway Company, Royal Engineers in 1917 and worked as a signalman before being appointed a Corporal with the 49th Broad Gauge Operating Company Royal Engineers.  He had been born in Crailing to William and the late Jessie Young of Nisbet Level Crossing Gatehouse, Crailing. He had been wounded whilst with the Black Watch at the Battle of Loos. He volunteered to stay in France after the War and was drowned in mysterious circumstances on 22nd January 1920. He is buried in Les Braques Military Cemetery, Sangette, Pas de Calais, France. ( His brother William also died – see below ).

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