This Weeks New Research

The Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives are, a County Tipperary born Guardsman, a Morayshire born fisherman in the Seaforth Highlanders, a Stainland, West Yorkshire born trumpeter in the Royal Garrison Artillery and an Edinburgh born minister in the Chaplains’ Department. Click on the Description Headings to discover more on their lives.

Seaforth Highlanders Cap Badge.

Shell Strike

David Sutherland Young was born at Hopeman, Morayshire in 1892. From a family of fishermen he was to join the Seaforth Highlanders at the start of the war. On transferring to France and following a successful allied attack, his battalion was on the receiving end of an enemy counter bombardment. To find out more of his story click the above heading.

Royal Garrison Artillery Cap Badge..


Lewis Brooke Whiteley was born at Stainland, West Yorkshire in 1892. In his formative years he was a renowned musician playing in numerous bands. He joined the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1915 before going to France shortly after. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.

Joseph Leopold ‘Fred’ Hill

Irish Guard

Joseph Leopold ‘Fred’ Hill, was born at Grange, County Tipperary, Ireland in 1895 his father being a retired member of the Royal Irish Constabulary. Joining the 2nd Irish Guards early in the war, he was injured several times during the war before being wounded in the German Spring Offensive of 1918. To find out more about his story, click the above heading.

Family Grave of W.P. Young – ©Vincent Stuart

Teaching Chaplain

William Paulin Young was born at Edinburgh to a Minister father. He went on to become a minister serving in Livingstonia in Africa. On the outbreak of war he joined the 9th Royal Scots where he was to be seriously injured. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.

Published by The Moon's a Balloon

I am based in the north of Scotland in the small village of Aberlour. Having served in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in the 1980's, I have a keen interest in military history, in particular the stories of those who served. I was a remote volunteer for the Imperial War Museum website, however that centenary project has now finished and I felt the need to continue with my research and hopefully it will be of interest to others.

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