Informationen zu Geburt

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Woollen Mill Worker

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
28827
Einberufung datum:
11/12/1915
Einberufung ort:
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 8th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
01/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Pheasant Trench, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
26

Gedenkstätte

Tyne Cot Memorial
Tafel: 84

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille — 30/03/1920
Victory Medal
Medaille — 30/03/1920

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

Private Fred Priest Young served in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 8th Battalion, part of the 32nd Brigade, of the 11th (Northern) Division. The Division participated in the Third Battle of Ypres (31 July 1917 – 10 November 1917) and had already seen action during the Battle of Langemarck and the Battle of Polygon Wood, both stages of the Third Battle of Ypres.

On the 28th of September 1917 the 8th West Ridings moved into the frontline to the southeast of the village of Langemark. They relieved a Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment and took up positions in Pheasant Trench, in anticipation of the upcoming Battle of Broodseinde on the 4th of October 1917.

On the 1st of October the Battalion suffered two casualties, while holding the trenches near Pheasant Farm. Two men were killed in action. They possibly fell victim, due to German shellfire, while manning Pheasant Trench. The two soldiers who were killed in action were 28-year-old Private James Simpson and 26-year-old Private Fred Priest Young. Both soldiers have no known grave and are remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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Ancestry
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/876156/young,-fred-priest/
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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