Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Lant Youngs

In memory of
Lieutenant
John Lant Youngs
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Age:
21
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Division:
1st Bn.
Citation(s):
Military Cross, London Gazette No. 29837 dated 24 November 1916. " For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his men with great courage and determination. Later, he, single-handed, attached an enemy machine gun, captured the gun and its crew."
Honours and Awards:
Military Cross

Additional Information:

Son of Lt. Col. John L. Youngs, M.C., and Mary Jane Youngs, of Stratford, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 355 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
V. D . 11.
Location:
Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Lt. John Youngs was awarded the Military Cross in 1916.
  • Photo of John Youngs
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Document – message noting the death of Lt. Youngs during the Battle of Vimy Ridge (1st Battalion, CEF War Diary, April 1917 appendix, page 132).
  • Grave Marker – Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Document – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Document – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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