Young, James Frederick (No. 6844553)

Young, James Frederick


No. 6844553, 2nd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Killed in action between 23 and 26 May 1940 (aged 31)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France (Column 117)


It is recorded in the CWGC Debt of Honour website that Corporal James Frederick Young (No. 6844553) was a son of James F. Young and Elizabeth Young, and the husband of Jane Young of Millisle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.  He was born around 1909/1910 in London.

James Frederick Young and Jane Robb were married on 22 December 1930 in Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church.  James Frederick Young (aged 20), a soldier living in Corry’s Quarter, Newtownards, was a son of James F. Young, a soldier, (deceased).   Jane Robb, a stitcher from 123 Mark Street, Newtownards, was a daughter of James Robb, a bread server (deceased).

During the Second World War Corporal James Frederick Young (No. 6844553) served with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps and he was 31 when he was killed during the fall-back of Allied Forces to Dunkirk where the evacuation began on 27 May.

Corporal James Frederick Young (No. 6844553) has no known grave, and he is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial in France.  At that time his wife, Jane Young (nee Robb), was living in Millisle, Co. Down.