James Browning Young

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Captain (retired) James Browning Young, (5 February, 1847 – 24 March, 1926) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Young was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 6 February, 1872.[1] He served in the iron screw troopship Euphrates during the ZUlu War in South Africa in 1877-79, and was awarded the Zulu Medal.[2]

On 13 July, 1876, he jumped into the sea to save a Royal Marine Artillery gunner.[3]

Young was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1886.[4]

Young was retired on account of age with the rank of Captain on 5 September, 1897.[5]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis W. Sanders
Captain of H.M.S. Starling
5 Jan, 1885[6]
Succeeded by
Alfred W. Paget
Preceded by
Ernest N. Rolfe
Captain of H.M.S. Pylades
27 Mar, 1890[7][8] – 6 Jan, 1893[9]
Succeeded by
Horace R. Adams

Footnotes

  1. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/553. f. 146.
  2. "Captain J. B. Young, R.N.." The Times (London, England), Sat Mar 27 1926, pg. 19.
  3. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/553. f. 146.
  4. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/553. f. 146.
  5. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/553. f. 146.
  6. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 238.
  7. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/553. f. 146.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 246.
  9. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/553. f. 146.