In memory of

Private George S. H. Young

4th Royal Scots

†July 12th 1915, age 25

Private George Young was educated at Watson’s College, and joined the Cadet Corps from its inception.  From school he passed on to the staff of the Union Bank of Scotland, and joined the Bankers’ Company of the 4th Royal Scots, being a member when war broke out.  He immediately volunteered for active service abroad, and came through the very severe fighting of 28th June 1915, at the Dardenelles, but fell on Tuesday the 13th July 1915.  He was fond both of music and of field sports.  He was a member of the Watsonians Football Club and also of Portobello Amateur Rowing Club.  His father was a Tweeddale man and took great interest in the affairs of the Edinburgh Peeblesshire Union, in which, for a time, he held the position of President, and was himself a native of Newlands.

Hellas Memorial with George Young’s name.