Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Douglas Young

In memory of:

Major John Douglas Young

June 6, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:
13
Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Additional Information


Born:

July 7, 1916 Hamilton, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 3, 1940 Hamilton, Ontario

Son of James V. and Willmot M. Young, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 485 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAYEUX MEMORIAL ; Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

Panel 19, Column 3.

Location:

The Bayeux Memorial is located on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware, in the south-western outskirts of the town of Bayeux, in Normandy, about 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. The memorial was erected in honour of the 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Douglas Young – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial – Inscription - Bayeux Memorial … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping – Source: Hamilton Spectator November 12, 1944
  • Newspaper Clipping (2) – Source: Hamilton Spectator November 12, 1944
  • Inscription – Photo courtesy of Bruce MacFarlane
  • Plaque – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2360 Maj John Douglas Young (RMC 1933) was the son of James V. and Willmot M. Young, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He died on June 6, 1944 at 28 years of age. His name is listed on the Bayeux Memorial in Bayeux, Normandy.
  • Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2360 Maj John Douglas Young (RMC 1933) was the son of James V. and Willmot M. Young, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He died on June 6, 1944 at 28 years of age. His name is listed on the Bayeux Memorial in Bayeux, Normandy.
  • Stained Glass Window – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2360 Maj John Douglas Young (RMC 1933) was the son of James V. and Willmot M. Young, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He died on June 6, 1944 at 28 years of age. His name is listed on the Bayeux Memorial in Bayeux, Normandy.
  • Photo of JOHN DOUGLAS YOUNG – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2360 Maj John Douglas Young (RMC 1933) was the son of James V. and Willmot M. Young, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He died on June 6, 1944 at 28 years of age. His name is listed on the Bayeux Memorial in Bayeux, Normandy. The J. Douglas Young Sword of Excellence at the Royal Military College of Canada was donated by the Class of 1933 in memory of their Classmate #2360 John Douglas Young (RMC 1933).
  • Stained Glass Window – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2360 Maj John Douglas Young (RMC 1933) was the son of James V. and Willmot M. Young, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He died on June 6, 1944 at 28 years of age. His name is listed on the Bayeux Memorial in Bayeux, Normandy. The J. Douglas Young Sword of Excellence at the Royal Military College of Canada was donated by the Class of 1933 in memory of their Classmate #2360 John Douglas Young (RMC 1933).
  • Plaque – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2360 Maj John Douglas Young (RMC 1933) was the son of James V. and Willmot M. Young, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He died on June 6, 1944 at 28 years of age. His name is listed on the Bayeux Memorial in Bayeux, Normandy. The J. Douglas Young Sword of Excellence at the Royal Military College of Canada was donated by the Class of 1933 in memory of their Classmate #2360 John Douglas Young (RMC 1933).
  • Memorial – Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial – Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial – The J.D. Young memorial sword is awarded annually in honour of John Douglas Young.

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