Roll of Honour

Lance Corporal

James Dickie Young


James Dickie Young was born in Dumbarton, to James and Helen Young. The family lived at Helenbank, Knoxland Square. His father worked as a clerk. In 1914, aged 19, he enrolled in the classes of Mathematics. Latin and Greek. He also joined the Officer Training Corps. In May 1915 he sat his first year degree exams, passing in Latin and Mathematics.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

He returned in October to resit Greek, successfully, but not to matriculate for a second year. James was in the uniform of the 5th Bn. Cameron Highlanders and on his way to serve in France. There, serving with D Company at Delvillewood during the Somme campaign, he suffered fatal wounds from a gas attack. He was taken to Corbie clearing station. James Dickie Young died on the 20th July 1916, aged 21, and was buried at Neuville British Cemetery.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Faculty and Registry Records (GUAS Ref: R/8/5/35/8, R5/2/6 and CH4/4/2/3/926).

Burial Place: Commonwealth Graves Commissio