9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
26/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Young was the eldest son of Robert and Elizabeth Young. He was born in Tamlaght, Coagh on 17th September 1896. He was second oldest of seven children. By 1911 Samuel was working as a farm servant near Coagh for the Wilson family. Samuel enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Young had served with them for six or eight months and had survived the battle at the beginning of June. Private Samuel Young was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Messines in Belgium on 26th June 1917.
Messines Ridge British Cemetery is located 9.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Nieuwkerkestraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg, N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. Nieuwkerkestraat is a right hand turning from the N365 in the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 250 metres after this right hand turning, on the left hand side of the road.