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James Longhurst Young

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Portrait of James Longhurst Young (2313) (kindly provided by Simon Young) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait of James Longhurst Young (2313) (kindly provided by Simon Young) - No known copyright restr …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Longhurst AWMM
  • Surname
    Young AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    James Charles Longhurst AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 2313 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1879 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African Pre 27 March 1900 AWMM Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 2313 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 27 March 1900 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8.25 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 6 pounds AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James was an adopted son of the Reverend Robert Young. It is not possible to verify who his natural parents were as adoption records were not kept before the mid 1880s but for various reasons descendants believe him to be the James Charles Longhurst who was born at Halcombe in 1879 the son of Thomas Longhurst and Annie Costello.

    Medals CC, TRA, RH, SA 01.

    Listed on the Maitland Boer War Memorial, Maitland, South Africa, as 'J.S. Young'.

    Died Worcester Cape Colony

    Father was named Robert Young. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1900. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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