1915 Star. Captain Wallace Franchan Young. Northumbrian Brigade RFA & RE. Argentinian Volunteer. Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway.

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1915 star on replacement ribbon named to .

Lieut WF Young RFA (naming faint easily readable and correct)

Captain Wallace Franchan Young had worked as a mechanical railway engineer on the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway in Argentina since 1912

He volunteered to join the British Army during WW1 and was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery (TF Northumbrian brigade) He entered France 25th September 1915, becoming adjutant 4th October 1915.

Wallace later transferred into the railway operating division Royal Engineers,  He was mentioned in dispatches twice

He obviously returned to work for the railway in Argentina post WW1 and sadly his son Clive Desmond Young a flight lieutenant 58th SQN was killed in WW2 on 16th October 1944

 

 

 

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