Biography and Notes
His wife's 2nd cousin, he being great-nephew of her grandmother, Lady Elton (born Willis). Son of Colonel Gordon Young (see 'Antony & Dorothea Gibbs' by J.A. Gibbs, 287, n.). Baptised 10 January 1860 at Rawal Pindi. Educated at Bradfield College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
2nd Lieut. 99th Foot Regt. May 1878; Lieut. The Wilts. Regt. (into which the 99th was transferred) Jan. 1880. Served in South Africa 1878-79 (medal & clasp in Zulu war): Joined Indian Army (6th Bengal Light Infantry) 1880; Capt. May 1889; served in China 1900 (medal); Major May 1898; Lieut.-Col. May 1904; Colonel May 1907; Major General September 1912 and commanded Jhansi, Peshawar Infantry and Rangoon Brigades. Awarded 1914-15 Star, British War medal, Allies' (Victory) medal of the Great War.
Retired from Indian Army 1919. He and his wife lived from 1919 at Carringtons, Milford-on-Sea, Hants.