15 August 1917 Pte Samuel Young died on this day

5492 Pte. Samuel Young, 7th Bn. Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)

At the outbreak of war he was living in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He enlisted into the Sussex Regiment (as 11948) at Tunbridge Wells in the spring of 1916

He transferred to the Leinsters upon embarking on active service.

He saw action during the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

Pte. Young was wounded in action during Third Ypres.

On 15th August 1917 he died of his wounds in hospital at Étaples.

He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.


15 August 1917 died of his wounds.

Research by David O'Mara