Fonds Coll. 1, file 31(31)-13 - Francis George Young fonds

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Francis George Young fonds

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PPCLI Coll. 1, file 31(31)-13

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  • 1914-1954 (Creation)
    Young, Francis George

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0.5 cm of textual records

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(b. 1887)

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Francis George Young, was born in 1887 in England and immigrated to Canada as a young man. He was one of the first to joint Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in August 1914, with regimental number 196. Promoted to Lance Sergeant, he was wounded on 4 May 1915 at Bellewaerde Ridge and was wounded again on 29 June 1916 at Sanctuary Wood. He was consequently Struck Off Strength on 8 August 1916. He returned to England after the war and in 1954 was living in London. He had at least one daughter living in London, Mary Young, and a daughter living in Canada, Mrs. R. J. Gibbs.

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The diary was in the possession of Mary Young, daughter of Francis George Young.

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The fonds contains the 22-page diary of Francis George Young, August 1914 to August 1916 which details his service, wounding and subsequent transfer to various aid stations and finally a military hospital in England. Includes a letter (1954) from his son-in-law to the PPCLI Depot containing some biographical information.

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Gift of Mary Young, 2002.


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Accession No. 02.25

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  • English

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