Private George Shearlaw Young, of 1st Scots Guards, was born in 1896 in Haddington. By 1911 the family are living in Cramond where both he, aged 14 and his Father, are employed as Gardeners on the Dalmeny Estate.
George was involved in the Cambrai Operations, 20th November 1917 – 30th December 1917 and it was after this that he was killed in action on 27.2.1918, aged 21, as the Germans were preparing to move from the Eastern Front to the Western Front in preparation for the First Battles of the Somme, 1918.
George is buried in Grave Ref: C.4., Fampoux British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France and was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.
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