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Name: Jacob YOUNG
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sergeant (Bandmaster) Initials: J Service No.: 193408
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Gray Southern, near Cockermouth, Cumberland. Age at Death: 44
Unit: D Company, 8th Reserve Bn Canadian Infantry.
Former Unit(s): 92nd Bn Canadian Infantry and formerly, 147th Greys Overseas Bn, Canadian Infantry and 3 years prior service with the Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted: Toronto, Canada.
Place of Residence: Toronto, Canada.
Home Address: 472 Quebec Avenue, Toronto, Canada.
Previous Address: 33 Stargate, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Fitter
How Died: Died of carcinoma of the stomach
Date of Death: Friday 10th August 1917
Place of Death: Euclid Hall Military Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
Locally Commemorated: No
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery, Canada.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 18th August 1917.
Family Details:
Son of John and Elizabeth Young. Brother of Elizabeth Storey, of 33 Stargate Colliery, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Jane Young, of 472 Quebec Avenue, Toronto, Canada. Five children: Rose Ann, Elizabeth, John, Isabella and Ernest James. The family later moved to 12 Boyd Terrace, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland. Sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Storey of 32 Stargate Cottages, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Jacob was admitted to 2nd East General Hospital, Shoreham, Kent, 24th January 1917 with symptoms of indigestion. He was transferred to Granville Canadian Special Hospital, Ramsgate, Kent, 24th April 1917. He was then invalided to Canada for treatment at the Queens Military Hospital in June 1917 (now diagnosed with acute gastritis). Jacob never recovered from his illness and died in hospital. Subsequently, Jacob's mother, Elizabeth, was to die in the early 1920s. Jacob's wife, Jane, and the children, returned to England to reside at 12 Boyd Terrace, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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