John Harold Young

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Rear-Admiral John Harold Young, Royal Navy (18 April, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Young was born in Glasgow, the son of John Young, a merchant.

Young was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1904.[1]

Young was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1912.[2]

Young was appointed to Blake as Lieutenant-Commander (T) and for duty with T.B.Ds. on 30 September, 1913. He would serve there until 4 January, 1915.[3]

Great War

Young would be appointed as first and torpedo officer in Kent on 23 March, 1915. He'd remain in her until May, 1918, being promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.[4]

Post-War

Young was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1925.[5]

Young was appointed in command of the light cruiser Champion in November, 1927.

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Lowestoft in November, 1928.

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 16 July, 1936 and placed on the Retired List the next day in accordance with the provisions of Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[6]

World War II

Young was called up for duty inside the Admiralty as Director of "T & S.D. Division", vice Jackson on 29 November, 1939, serving in the rank of a Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R..

In 1944, he was appointed as Commodore in Charge and Commodore Superintendent, Simonstown.[7]

Young reverted to the Retired List on 29 June, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John B. Spurgin
Captain of H.M.S. Waterhen
9 Mar, 1925[8]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John S. G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
11 Nov, 1927[9] – 1 Nov, 1928[10]
Succeeded by
Eric R. Bent
Preceded by
Edward B. Cloete
Captain of H.M.S. Lowestoft
1 Nov, 1928[11] – Sep, 1929[12]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Stuart
Preceded by
Guy L. Coleridge
Captain of H.M.S. Carlisle
Sep, 1929[13] – 15 Apr, 1930[14]
Succeeded by
William E. B. Magee
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Malta
7 Oct, 1930[15] – 9 Jan, 1933[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
1 Oct, 1935[17] – 1 Sep, 1936[18]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, The Nore
1 Oct, 1935[19] – 1 Sep, 1936[20]
Succeeded by
George H. Faulkner
Preceded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Senior Naval Officer, Simonstown
15 Apr, 1944[21] – 7 Apr, 1946[22]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  2. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  3. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  4. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  5. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  6. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  7. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 287.
  9. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  10. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  11. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  12. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  13. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  14. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  15. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  16. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  17. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  18. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  19. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  20. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  21. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.
  22. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/25. f. 429.