James Young

Date published: 07/02/2013
© Newbury Weekly News





The death of Mr James Young is announced at the age of sixty-nine after a short illness.


Mr Young was born in Jack-lane, and at the age of eighteen enlisted in the 3rd Buffs, and in 1854-5 went through the Crimean War, for which he was awarded two medals. Young also carried on his breast a good conduct medal and long service medal, and the Star of India. Deceased never desired promotion in the ranks, and during the twenty-one years that he served his Queen and country he had only three or four short periods of absence. He was for a considerable period of his military life an officer's servant, and at an inspection Young was called out and presented with a silver goblet by the Colonel as a mark of respect.


On leaving the Army he settled at Thatcham, and subsequently returned to his native town, being well known as a waiter, a vocation in which his services were much sought for. Young was also a familiar figure in the Cricket Ground.


Deceased was buried in Newbury Cemetery on Monday afternoon, the Rev. W. Pheasant reading the service. Deceased, who married for a second time late in life, leaves a widow and three little children.



Newbury Weekly News 28 January 1892

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 28 January 1892

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