James Young

Date published: 03/03/2017
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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 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, in which vocation 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 small children.

Newbury Weekly News January 1892

Died 20 January 1892 aged 69 (missing years).

Sources:January 1892

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