Captain James A Young

{ Jamie }

28 Apr 1919 - 04 Jul 1950

Captain James Alexander Young was killed in a car crash with Major Keene.

Form The Pegasus Journal October 1950.



Jamie Young was born on 28th April, 1919, and was the eldest son of the late Mr. James Young and of Mrs. Young. He was commissioned in The King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1940 and served in France with the B.E.F.

After much varied war service he volunteered for service with The Parachute Regiment in the summer of 1941 and was posted to the 5th (Scottish) Battalion, where he commanded a company before becoming Adjutant.

Jamie's interests covered a wide circle. He was a keen all-round sportsman, an enthusiastic amateur painter and had written numerous witty poems.

Perhaps one of the most outstanding features of his dynamic personality, and by which his countless friends will remember him best of all, was his never-failing sense of humour and unending fund of humorous stories.

Early in 1950 he decided to resign his commission and go into the Colonial Service, for which he was accepted in June, 1950. He was to have returned to East Africa and at the time of his death was awaiting final posting instructions from the Colonial - Office.

Through his tragic death all of us who were privileged to have known him have lost a loyal and devoted friend.

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