YOUNG, ANDREW BUCHAN

198th Battalion
Badge of the 198th Battalion

916770 Lance Corporal Andrew Buchan Young served in the First World War with the 198th (Canadian Buffs) Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force and the 3rd (Toronto Regiment) Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Andrew Buchan Young was born on 12 June 1897 in Aberdeen, Scotland the son of James Young and Barbara Baird Buchan. At the time of his attestation he resided with his father at 9 Muriel Ave. in Toronto (mother predeceased). He was a shipper by trade, stood 5 feet 4 ¼ inches tall, was unwed, was a Presbyterian and had no previous      military service.

Timeline of Service:

  • 1916, 02 May – Enlistment, Medical Examination and           Attestation at the Toronto Recruiting Depot
  • 1916, 02 May – Taken On Strength by the 198th Infantry    Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • 1916, 01 Jul – moved with the battalion from Toronto to Camp Borden
  • 1917, 25 Mar – embarked in Halifax on route to England
  • 1917, 30 Mar – Assigned Pay of $15.00 per month to his      father James begins
  • 1917, 07 Apr – arrived Liverpool, England
  • 1918, 01 Mar – Taken On Strength by the 3rd (Toronto        Regiment) Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force and arrived Canadian Base Details for crossing to France
  • 1918, 03 Mar – left Canadian Base Details for unit
  • 1918, 09 Feb (sic) – arrived unit in the field
  • Likely participated in the Battle of Amiens – 08 to 11 Aug 1918
  • Likely participated in the Actions around Damery – 15 to 17 Aug 1918
  • Likely participated in the Battle of the Scarpe – 26 to 30 Aug 1918
  • 1918, 01 to 19 Sep – attached to the Assistant Provost Marshal
  • Likely participated in the Battle of the Canal du Nord      (Capture of Bourlon Wood) – 27 Sep to 01 Oct 1918
  • 1918, 28 Sep – Appointed Lance Corporal
  • Likely participated in the Battle of Valenciennes (Capture of Mont Houy) – 01 to 02 Nov 1918
  • Likely participated in the Capture of Mons – 11 Nov 1918
  • 1919, 22 Mar – proceeded to England
  • 1919, 25 Mar – Dental Examination for demobilization – Bramshott Military Camp, Hampshire
  • 1919, 26 Mar – Medical Examination (…Other Ranks who have no disability) – Bramshott Military Camp
  • 1919, 01 Apr – Assigned Pay of $15.00 per month to his        father stopped
  • 1919, 12 Apr – embarked at Southhampton and proceeded to Canada aboard the H.M.T. Olympic
  • 1919, 15 Apr – Taken On Strength by No.2 District Depot – Toronto
  • 1919, 24 Apr – Struck Off Strength (Discharged) from          His Majesty’s Service
  • 1919, 15 Aug – moves to 739 Pape Ave., Toronto
  • Awarded British War and Victory medals including a War     Service Badge (Class A) no 288370.
  • Awarded a War Service Gratuity of $350.00 for 153 days of service. The gratuity was paid in five $70.00 payments (Apr to Aug 1919).

On 27 September 1967, 27 he dies in Toronto, age 70 and is      interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery Section 54. Lot 308.       On 29 November 1967, his death was registered by the                Department of Veteran’s Affairs – Ottawa.

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