Soldier Details:
Surname: Young
Initials:   D.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/5764
Notes:   MFP. Previously served in the Leith Volunteers. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals, first served abroad (1) France, 11/5/1915. 3/9/1914 he enlisted in the 11 Royal Scots, No. 12982, age 33 years, occupation miner, born North Leith, 26/9/1915 he sustained GSW to knee at Loos, 29/12/1916 transferred to MFP, 11/8/1918 transferred to Labour Corps, No. 628959 for inefficiency, 4/11/1918 released for mining, 19/11/1918 to class P Reserve. Served Home 2/9/1914 to 10/5/1915, BEF 11/5/1915 to 28/9/1915, Home 29/9/1915 to 12/3/1917, BEF 13/3/1917 to 3/11/1918, Home 4/11/1918 to release for mining. 20/11/1918 he was awarded 5/6 per week pension to be reviewed in 13 weeks pending enquiries. Info from three Pension Index Cards: Young, David, Labour Corps, 628959, Pte, 4 Abbey Street, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, cancelled, amalgamated with 1/Mx/119. Also: Young, David, Labour Corps, 628959, 19/11/1919 to discharge, born 1874, Old Pentland, Loadhead, Midlothian, disability GSW right knee. Also: Young, David, LC, 628959, R. Scots, Regt, 19/11/1918, 2/MX/192, Old Pentland, Loanhead, Midlothian, stamp: Ad ?, at 5/6 from 20/11/1918 to 18/11/1919, Chelsea No. GN6K3072, received 16/1/1919. No mention of MFP service on Medal Index Card. David Young