Posted By:Carolyn La Porte
Subject:Re: James Lawrence Young
Post Date:May 11, 2013 at 19:04:26
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Forum:Newfoundland, Canada Genealogy Forum
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Hi Joy,

UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947 about James Lawrence Young
Name:       James Lawrence Young
Age:       34
Birth Date:       abt 1906
Death Date:       19 Oct 1940
Cemetery:       The Halifax Memorial Part II
Burial Country:       Canada
Father:       Angus Young
Mother:       Augustine Young
Service Number:       A/873
Region or Memorial:       Memorial Register


Stkr James Lawrence Young

Birth:        unknown
Death:        Oct. 19, 1940

Note: Stoker, Royal Canadian Navy Reserve. Age: 34.

Halifax Memorial
Nova Scotia, Canada
Plot: Final resting place unknown. Name listed at Panel 6 on the Memorial.

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56173713


And if you go to

and enter his name you can see his memorial


Service No:
Date of Death:
Royal Canadian Navy Reserve

H.M.C.S. Bras d'Or.
Panel Reference
Panel 6.
Additional Information:
Son of Angus and Augustine Young, of Marches Point, Newfoundland.

AND you can click on the certificate for him as well

AND go to

for a story of his ship and the day he died

AND there is a Wikipedia story also at'Or_(1919)

AND this site has a list of NFLD casualties including James

There is a passenger list for a James L. Young

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 about James L Young
Name:       James L Young
Gender:       Male
Age:       26
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1907
Date of Arrival:       30 Apr 1933
Vessel:       Caribou
Search Ship Database:       View the 'Caribou' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival:       North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Port of Departure:       Port aux Basques, Newfoundland
Roll:       T-14865

The image shows

James L., husband, age 26, born Cape St. George NFLD
occupation sailor
Destination - to wife Ethel Young at Sheffield, NB
Contact in Canada: Father Angus Young, Cape St. George NFLD


The NFLD 1921 census for March's Point, Bay St. George District has

Angus, head, age 43, born Dec. 1878 March's Point

Mary, wife, age 47, born May 1874 Stephenville

Angus Jr., son, age 18, born April 1903 March's Point

Mary E., daughter, age 17, born Sept. 1904 March's Point

James, son, age 15, born Aug. 1906 March's Point

Elsie, daughter, age 12, born Nov. 1909 March's Point

Eva, daughter, age 10, born Nov 1911 March's Point

Gerald, grandson, age 6 months, born march 1921 March's Point


1911 NFLD census - Marches Point
Angus, age 33, fishing, born Dec. 1877 Marches Point

Mary, wife, age 37, born May 1883 Marchs Point

Celene, daughter, age 16, born June 1894 Marches Point

Mary, daughter, age 9, born April 1901 Marches Point

Angus, son, age 6, born Oct. 1904 Marches Point

Laurence, son, age 5, born Aug. 1905 Marches Point

Belle, daughter, age 3, born Sept. 1907 Marches Point

Eve, son, age 9 months, born Nov. 1910 Marches Point

so some errors which is common in census records - for instance they show Mary age 37 and born 1883 rather than 1873 ?
and Eve as son when in 1921 Eva is a daughter

However these are transcription, not the images

The marriage record for James and Ethel in NS shows her full name as Ethel Margaret Sowers, parents George Sowers and Sarah Griffith

James' parents are shown as Angus Young and Augustine Chaisson

Ethel is shown as born Sheffield NB which explains why that is where James was headed to meet his wife - in that 1933 passenger list

BUT I did not find a birth for son Kenneth.

I found a family tree that has Ethel Sowers born May 1905 to George Albert Sowers and Sarah Jane Purdy Griffiths

It says Ethel died Sept 22, 1941 Halifax, NS age 36

there is a photo of her which has her named as Ethel Sowers Young McLean 1905-1941

so if she did remarry it must have been quickly after James died in Oct 1940 if she died Sept. 1941, only a year later

I went back to NS records and around death for Ethel and it does show her name as McLean
her husband is Francis McLean
Father is George Sowers
Mother is not known
informant is her husband Francis
Ethel died of Cerebral thrombosis, carcinoma of rectum

I cannot find a marriage for her to Francis McLean and did not find any children for her at all.

Carolyn L