Fonds Fonds 90 - James Harris Young fonds

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James Harris Young fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 90

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  • 1914-1989 (Creation)
    Young, James Harris

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10 cm of textual records. - 22 photographs

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145762 James Harris Young was born in Whitney, Ontario on 10 November 1897. He was working as a bookkeeper in Renfrew, Ontario when he enlisted in the 77th Battalion on January 7, 1916. He was transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field on March 18, 1918. He was wounded on August 12, 1918 during the battle of Amiens. He was awarded the Military Medal with clasp for participating in a small party of soldiers who captured enemy machine gunners and their weapons during the battle of Canal du Nord in September 1918. He apparently lived in the Ottawa Valley after the war and died in Ottawa on August 17, 1968.

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The records were in the possession of Mary Patricia Young, daughter of James Harris Young.

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The fonds contains a small photo of Princess Patricia with Hamilton Gault; 2 photos of "Scotty", mascot of D Company, 77th Battalion; photo of Young with comrades; studio portrait of Young (1918); 2 photos of the 77th Battalion (1916); photo of the 72nd Battalion; 15 postcards of troop activities on the battlefront; 1 tintype photo of Young or an ancestor outside tent; 1 news clipping with map of the Ypres district (1916); 2 citation letters (1959); invitation to Trooping ceremony (1967); Patricia Club song brochure (ca. 1920s); and 4 newspaper clippings collected by Patricia Young (1974, 1989). Includes copy of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 1914-1919 / by Ralph Hodder-Williams (vols. 1 and 2) annotated by Young to document his war experiences.

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Gift of Mary Patricia Young, 1999.


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An anecdote and posthumous correspondence are located in Collection 1, file 31(32)-13.

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Record No. 99.11

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