Private William Young

Private William Young, 8th ( Service ) Battalion, Black Watch.  He died, aged 20,  in the 7th Canadian General Hospital in France on 27th July 1916 of wounds received in action during the Battle of the Somme, aged 20. He had been born in Crailing and was the son of William and the late Jessie Young of Nisbet Level Crossing Gate House, Crailing, Jedburgh and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Pas de Calais, France. ( He was the bother of George, see above ). The photos show Scottish troops on the Somme and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”. ( His brother George also died – see above ).

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