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Young collection on Gibraltar

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3016A

Scope and Contents

A number of the images depict Gibraltar, the remainder relate to Young's service in Woolwich, Shoeburyness, and elsewhere in the U.K.


  • Creation: 1885 - 1888


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Francis Henry Young was born in 1865. A lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, he later served in Egypt, Hong Kong, Malta and India. Young retired as a major in 1907.


1 album(s) (72 images in 1 album) : photograph; watercolour

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The album has been rebound, it originally contained the inscription: 'F.H. Young ... 20.7.85 - 17.12.85 Gibraltar: 17.12.85 - 21.7.86 Woolwich: 27.7.87 - 16.1.88 Shoeburyness'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased for 25s. in 1955.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Middle East, fiche numbers 1-2.


Young has been identified from: Morgan, Frederick Cyril (1914), List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery from June, 1862, to June, 1914, with appendices, vol. II., new edition, Sheffield: [s.n.], p.110-111.


This collection level description was entered by KS and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue. Antony Hill kindly assisted in the identification of some of the sketches and photographs.


Young, Francis Henry, 1865-1932, soldier

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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