Private Frederick James Young

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

29 Jun 1918

Media files and documents

War time / or Pre War occupation



Mr S Rodell

Medals Awarded

Service Number

5348, 3730

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

26 Church Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot Y.G.34
Crawley Green Road
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Frederick James Young was born about 1880 in Luton.

He was 5ft 5 inches tall, had a fair complexion, sandy coloured hair, blue eyes & a scar on his left eyebrow.

In September 1895 he joined the 1st Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). During his 12 years with the colours he served in India & in South Africa, taking part in the relief of Ladysmith in 1902 for which he received the South Africa Medal. In 1906 he spent time in hospital  recovering from  a heart problem, then was passed fit for service in February 1907.

In the 1911 census he was living with his mother & father at 26 Church Street. His father John, 60 was unable to work so his 59 year old mother, Mary, was doing odd work & 30 year old Frederick was working as a bricklayer's labourer.

Frederick joined the 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment on 7th August 1914.  He served as home defence, but after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in May 1916, he was pension out of the Army.

He died on 29th June 1918 & is buried in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road.

Individual Location

Author: KarenC

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