Fred Priest Young

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Shipton, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Ouvrier de la filature de laine

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Halifax, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 8th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Pheasant Trench, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 84

Distinctions et médailles 2

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

Points d'intérêt 2

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#2 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

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. 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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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary
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