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29 Jun 1918
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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.