SKELTON - IN - CLEVELAND
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Acting Bombardier JAMES HORACE YOUNG
71004, 71st Bty. 36th Bde., Royal Field
who died, aged 19,on the 31st October
Son of Sarah Ann Day, of 40, Bishophill,
Senior, York, and the late William Day.
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
At the census of 1901 James, aged 5 was living at 33 Boosbeck Rd and
had been born in Skelton.
His father, William, also born in Skelton was an Ironstone miner.
His mother Sarah came from Wilton.
He had 3 brothers, William 17, who was a horsedriver in the mines; and
John, age 12, who was a grocer's lad.
The eldest brother, Walter aged 24 at this time, died in on the 23rd
May 1919 while serving with the Royal Garrison
Artillery. [see memorial on previous page].
His sisters were Mabel 14, Sarah 9, Kate 7 and Miriam 2.
James's mother must have to moved to address above after his death.
The 36th Bde of the Royal Field Artillery were attached to the 14th
The Division came into existence of Army Order No.324, issued on 21st
August 1914, authorising the formation of the six new Divisions of K1.
It was formed of volunteers, under the care of the War Office.
In early October 1914 the British Expeditionary force recaptured Ypres
from the Germans.
The German counter attack was launched on 15th October.
Fighting was fierce and the Germans lost 135,000 men attempting to
wrestle the Belgian town from the Allies.
Saving Ypres came at a cost to the British though.
The expeditionary force lost over 90,000 men in this first battle of
The Professional British army, reputed to be the finest in the world,
James must have been badly wounded some time during some action prior
to his death as he died at the base
hospital in Boulogne.
Boulogne, where James is buried, was one of the three base ports most
extensively used by the Commonwealth armies on the Western Front
throughout the First World War.
Boulogne and Wimereux formed one of the chief hospital areas.
Until June 1918, the dead from the hospitals at Boulogne itself were
buried in the Cimetiere de L'Est, one of the town cemeteries, the
Commonwealth graves forming a long, narrow strip along the right hand
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