Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ira Fredrick Young

In memory of
Private
Ira Fredrick Young
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
657494
Age:
22
Force:
Army
Unit:
The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information:

Born:
May 8, 1894 Hamilton, Ontario
Enlistment:
February 7, 1916 Parry Sound, Ontario

Son of Ira and Annie Young.

Commemorated on Page 354 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
VII. E. 20.
Location:
LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY is approximately 3 kilometres south of Lens and is situated on the north-western outskirts of Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo – This is a picture of Ira's Sister, Elizabeth Mae Young and her husband Frank Harrington. I am their Great Grand-Daughter and Ira was my Great Uncle.
  • Photo of Ira Young – Ira Fredrick Young taken probably in summer of 1915, in Barnsdale, Ontario (Foote's Bay).  He is with Henry Woodroffe, Josephine Thorne and Letty Woodroffe (Henry's sister).  This photo was in my mother's possession, she is the daughter of Letty Woodroffe.  I believe Ira and Letty were sweethearts, and she married my grandfather in 1923 after Ira was killed.
  • Group photo – Henry Woodroffe and Josephine Thorne, Ira Young, and Letty Woodroffe taken in Barnesdale, Ontario (Foote's Bay) about the summer of 1915.  the inscription identifying Ira is on the back of the photo.
  • Attestation Papers – V. Vigrass Vimy deceased vet entry on VAC Light diplay Ottawa/son: "When war came in 1914, he and his friends joined the 23rd Northern Pioneers, a Sunday afternoon militia unit. They joined the RCR at the front in northern France. 'There was Burnett, Burnell, Foot, Vigrass and my friend Ira Young - a sniper got him on the attack on Vimy Ridge, the first major action we were in.'
  • Attestation Papers (Reverse)
  • Cemetery – La Chaudiere Military Cemetery - La Chaudiere Military Cemetery is located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May they rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Grave Marker – The grave marker at La Chaudiere Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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