2nd Lieut Andrew Yates Young


Temp 2/Lt Andrew Yates Young, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), Memorial: Loos, Died: 30/09/1915, Birthplace: Kilmarnock

The following information was provided by Adrian who sent this message – “I am doing some research into Cameronians killed in WW1 and found a link to your site, which helped me pin a few things down about Andrew Young who appears on the Crosshouse War Memorial.  Thought you might like some more info on him.”

Andrew was killed by a Rifle Bullet during attack on the Quarries, Loos Sector while attached 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Born Crosshouse, Kilmarnock 1889.  Educated Crosshouse Village School, Kilmarnock Academy & Royal Technical College Glasgow. After leaving school in 1905 he was apprenticed to Messrs Glenfield & Kennedy of Kilmarnock, Hydraulic Engineers as Apprentice Fitter, later as Draughtsman (Improver). Then worked Corporation of Glasgow as a Shift Engineer at Power & Generating Station (Electricity Department). Joins British Electric Plant Company Ltd of Alloa as an Assistant Chief Draughtsman 1912.  Attends RTC in Glasgow and graduates with Diploma in Electrical Engineering 1912.

Original enlistment to Royal Engineers 28/02/1915.  Commissioned 13th Bttn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 01/03/1915.  On completion of Training attached 2nd RSF.  Posted to France 18/07/1915.

Son of Alexander and Euphemia Young, of Muir House, Crosshouse, Ayrshire.