Private George Young

Private George Young, Kings Own Scottish Borderers attached to the 12th ( Service ) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action in France on 11th April 1917 during the Battle of Arras, aged 41, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. He was a married man and worked in Selkirk whilst his wife Agnes Kerr Young and his parents lived in” Harden ” High Street, Earlston. His parents had already lost one son and a son-in-law. The artist’s impression depicts the nature of the fighting during the Battle and the photograph shows British troops accompanied by a tank in the main street of a captured village near Arras.

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