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Charles and Henry Younger (Black Watch and RAOC)


Roxy
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I have recently discovered 2 more relatives who paid the ultimate price in the Great War. I have the CWGC details and am about to get their MIC; however, can anyone give me SDGW details please? They are:

Pte 033062 Henry Younger RAOC died 16 Dec 1918 in Italy.

L/Cpl S/15545 Charles Younger 14th Black Watch died 10 Sep 1918 in F and F.

I am particularly keen to find out if Charles was a Fife and Forfar Yeomanry volunteer before it became 14th Black Watch in 1916. He was born in 1899, so probably joined post 1916 - but you never know!

The Pal's help would be appreciated.

Roxy

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Hi Roxy

No trace of Henry on SDGW

Charles Younger L/Cpl S/15545

Regt Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Battn 14th (Fife and Forfar Yeo) Battalion

Born Edinburgh

Enlisted Edinburgh

Died 10/9/18

Klled in Action

France & Flanders

Peter

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Not on soldiers died as is often the case after 11/11/18

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I did suspect that there may have been a cut-off date for SDGW. I was/am intrigued to find out a bit more about both: what caused the death of Henry after the War (did Spanish influenza reach Italy) and whether or not Charles joined the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry as a 16 year old at the outbreak of the War?

Thanks again,

Roxy

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I've just noticed from LLT that over 10% of British troops reported sick with influenza. Statistically, nearly half of those in Italy were sick.

Roxy

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Hi Roxy

Just noticed your post.

Book "THE FIFE AND FORFAR YEOMANRY" by Ogilvie, Published 1921 has the following under the appendix Casualties has

10.9.18 15545 Private Younger, C. Killed St Emilie.

It does not confirm his date of entry but is at least a mention of your man.

Kind regards

Fred

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Fred,

Thanks very much. It is also a closer indication of place of death rather than 'F&F' - although I suspect that I could probably havegot some details from LLT.

Thanks again.

Roxy

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