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Full Name: James Buchanan Young
Rank Last Held: Bombardier
Forename(s): James Buchanan
Surname: Young
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12874
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment: Sheep farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs J.S. Young (mother), Cameron Street, Hawera, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 13th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery
Embarkation Date: 27 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Plymouth or Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 33
Page on Nominal Roll: 20
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery, 9th Battery
Place of Death: Bapaume, France
Date of Death: 21 August 1918
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: I. L. 2.
Biographical Notes: James Young was the son of James and Agnes Young, of Hawera, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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