CHARTERHOUSE SCHOOL MEMORIAL CHAPEL
War 1 & 2 - Detailed information compiled by Eric Webb & Chris
Copyright © Charterhouse School 2008
Extra detail Martin Edwards & Mal Murray
Brydges aka Harry
Canadian Army Medical Corps. Admitted to Granville Special Hospital,
Ramsgate, 14 January 1916, seriously ill from Bronchitis. Died from
Disease Cardiac Failure in Glansville Canadian Special Hospital,
Ramsgate, 22 January 1916. Aged 50. Born 10 May 1865 in Montreal,
P.Q., Canada. Son of Henry and Emily Yates, of Ontario; husband
of Alice Mary Yates, of 257, Peal St., Montreal. Physician by trade.
Attested 21 April 1915 in Montreal, aged 47, height 5 feet 10 inches,
weight 225 lbs, chest 48-52 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes,
grey hair, religious denomination Church of England. In the Canada
Census 1881 & 1891 he was born 1867 in Ontario, son of Henry
and Emily Yates, resident Brant South, Ontario, Canada. In the 1901
censsu he was born 1865 in Quebec, married to Alice Mary Yates with
two children, resident Montréal (City), Quebec, Canada. Buried
in MONTREAL (MOUNT ROYAL) CEMETERY, Canada. Section Pine Hillside
No 164. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian
Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10630
from the Charterhouse Register, Long Quarter 1879:
Harry Brydges. b. 10 May, 1865. (Lockites); Left C.Q., 1883. Jesus
Coll., Camb.; B.A.; M.D.; C.M. (McGill Univ., Montreal); Lecturer
in Bacteriology, McGill University.-Surgeon-Capt., 3rd Victoria
Rifles of Canada.
H. B. Yates, Esq., M.D., 257, Peel Street, Montreal, Canada
from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume
3, page 294-295:
HENRY BRIDGES, Lieut.-Col., Canadian Army Medical
Corps, No. 3 Canadian General Hospital, Canadian Expeditionary
Force, s. of Henry Yates, of Wynarden, Brantford,
Ontario, Canada, by his wife, Emily, dau. of H. Sapey, of
co. Norfolk; b. Montreal, 10 May, 1865; educ. Charterhouse;
Cambridge and McGill University, Montreal; received a commission
in the 3rd Victoria Rifles of Canada as Surgeon-Lieut. in
1890. and remained with the regiment until 1914; then appointed
A.D.M.S. 4th Divisional Area with the rank of Lieut.-Col.;
joined No. 3 Canadian General Hospital, Canadian Army Medical
Corps, Canadian Expeditionary Force, April, 1915, and proceeded
to France the following June; died in Granville Canadian Special
Hospital, Ramsgate, co. Kent, 22 Jan. 1916. ' He was a Knight
of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and Knight
of St. Olaf, Norway. He m. at Toronto, Canada, 11
Jan. 1896, Alice Mary, dau. of the late C. W. Bunting, of
Toronto, and had three children : Henry Raymond (deceased),
b. 27 Oct. 1896; Christopher Montague, b. 15 June,
1899, and Alice Emily, b. 28 Dec. 1897.
from Canada - McGill University at War, 1914-1918 and
1939-1945, Staff Casualties, 1914-1918, page 33:
all the news from overseas throughout the war, none concerned
the University more directly than tidings from members of the
staff. Ninety men of the staff left McGill on active service;
five died in action or of illness contracted overseas. J. L.
Dashwood, Assistant in English at Macdonald College, won the
Military Cross and died while serving in the Royal Flying Corps;
William Dalgleish Ford, Demonstrator at Macdonald College and
Corporal in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was
killed at Sanctuary Wood; Lieut.- Col. Henry Brydges Yates,
Canadian Army Medical Corps, Lecturer in Bacteriology, died
in England after service in France; Lieut.-Col. Roland Playfair
Campbell, C.A.M.C., Lecturer in Genito-Urinary Surgery, was
killed in action at Courcelette; and Lieut.-Col. John McCrae,
C.A.M.C, Lecturer in Pathology, died of illness in Boulogne,
January 28, 1918.
from Toronto Saturday Night - Saturday 18 January 1896,
Saturday last St. James' Cathedral was the scene of a wedding which,
from a variety of circumstances, has interested everyone in society.
Then and there did beautiful Miss Bunting leave the ranks of Toronto's
maiden belles, and go to join their already formidable rivals, the
young married women of society. Dr. Henry Brydges Yates, formerly
of Brantford, was the happy man who stole from us one of our most
popular young ladies and has enriched Montreal at the expense of
Toronto. Miss Bunting never looked more lovely than as she came
slowly up the aisle on the arm of her brother, Mr. Willie Bunting.
Her gown was of rich white satin, with brocaded train and veilings
of old Brussels point. She carried a boquet of lilles-of-the-valley,
and her sweet face was partially hidden by a tulle veil. Miss Amy
Riordan, her cousin, and since childhood her constant companion,
was bridesmaid, In opal silk and pink chiffon, with a picture
hat with large plumes. Mr. J. Emsley of Brantford was best man.
Master Arthur Yates, nephew of the groom, and Miss Dorothy Burritt
led the bridal party; Master Yates in page's garb of white satin
and wee Miss Burritt in a frock of delicate lace over silk. Messrs.
E F. Gold of Brantford, George Bunting of Buffalo, Hugh Hartshorne
and R. W. P. Matthews of Toronto were ushers, and the guests many
and smart. Owing to the critical condition of the health 'of the
bride's father, no reception was held, Dr. and Mrs. Yates leaving
immediately for New York. Canon DiMoulin and Rural Dean Mackenzie
of Brantford performed the ceremony. Tte usual bridal gifts were
exceeded in value and number, and the congratulations showered upon
the young couple were all the more fervent that everyone was aware
how soon they would be rendered out of lace by the loss of a parent
dear to the heart of the sweet young bride. In fact, Dr. and Mrs.
Yates were summoned back in a couple of days to a home overshadowed
with sorrow, and the kind sympathies of Toronto are with them in
a marked degree, tempered by the assurance that though the young
matron mourns the loss of a father by whom she was adored as the
only daughter, she has gained a husband whose privilege it is to
shield and comfort her in this unfortunate bereavement.
Second Lieutenant. Born 2 September 1893, 3rd son of Son of Maj.
Henry Harman Young and Bessie Young, of “Balgowan,” Dorking, Surrey.
Baptised 3 October 1893 in North Holmwood, St John, Surrey, resident
Dorking. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Dorking, Surrey,
a scholar, son of Henry H and Bessie Young, resident Harrow Road
West, Dorking, Surrey. He was educated at Charterhouse. [H] 1908
- 1912. He became a land surveyor. He joined the Artists’ Rifles,
he was then commissioned into the 28th Battalion, and then transferred
to 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He was wounded at Zooebeke, missing
since May 24 assumed killed in action on 24 May 1915. No known grave.
Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panels 6 and 8.
from Stirling Observer - Saturday 27 February 1915,
page 5, and Ballymena Weekly Telegraph - Saturday 27
February 1915, page 3:
marriage has been arranged between Captain H. H. Young. Royal
Inmskilling Fusiliers, elder son of Major H. P Young, Indian Staff
Corps (retired), and Mrs Young, Riverston, Leamington Spa and
Alison Isabel, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Richmond, Kippenross,
Dunblane, Perthshire, and of Haddon Rig, New South Wales, N.S.W.
from Dublin Daily Express - Saturday 4 September 1915,
any exchange prisoner give Major H. Harman Young any information
concerning his son, Second-Lieutenant H. H. Young, 3rd Royal Fusiliers,
who was reported wounded near Ypres on May 24th, and has been
missing ever since ?—Please reply Major H. Harman Young,
from Surrey Advertiser - Saturday 25 December 1915,
AND NOW PRISONER.
has been received by Major Harman Young, Balgowan, Dorking, that
his youngest son, Lieut. Harry Harman Young, is a prisoner in
a concentration camp at Giessen. The young officer, who was only
22 years of age, was officially reported wounded and missing in
May last, and no further intimation had been received by his parents,
who have naturally been in the greatest anxiety. As a last resource
in August last they communicated with the King of Spain, who now
replies through his secretary as follows: “I am ordered
by His Majesty the King, my august Sovereign, to inform yon that
in accordance with news received from the Spanish Ambassador in
Berlin from the American Ambassador, your son, Lt. Harry Harman
Young, is a prisoner in a camp of concentration established at
Giessen.” Lieut. Harman Young joined the Artists' Rifles
as a private a day or two after the outbreak of war; went out
to FrancE in the course of two or three months, and was rapidly
promoted sergeant, and his abilities and services were further
recognised on May 9th, when he was given a commission in the 3rd
Batt. Royal Fusiliers. He was wounded and reported missing at
the second battle of Ypres.
Lieutenant. Born 8 January 1897, 1st son [twin] of Professor Sydney
Young, F.R.S., and Grace Martha Young, of 13, Clyde Rd., Dublin.
Baptised 28 February 1897 in Leigh Woods, St Mary, Somersetshire,
resident Windsor Terrace, Clifton. In the 1901 census he was aged
4, born Clifton, Gloucestershire, son of Sydney and Grace M Young,
twin borther of Charles E Young, resident 10, Windsor Terrace, Bristol,
Gloucestershire. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1911 - 1913 then at
the R.M.A. Woolwich. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bristol,
a Schoolboy at Charterhouse resident with his twin brother at Lockiter,
Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey. He was commissioned into the Royal
Engineers and served with 56th Field Company. He died of wounds
at Hooge on 25 September 1915. Grave lost. Commemorated on YPRES
(MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.
from Irish Officers Died In The Great War, 1914-1919:
Lieutenant Sydney Vernon Young, Royal Engineers, was killed in
action in Flanders on September 25th last . He
was the elder son of Professor Sydney Young, F.R.S., Trinity College,
and Mrs. Young, Raglan-road, Dublin. Lieutenant Young was educated
at Charterhouse and passed into Woolwich in 1913. He was gazetted
to the Royal Engineers in November last and after seven months
at Chatham was sent to France, where he fell in action in his
from Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser - Saturday 15
May 1915, page 8:
AND THE WAR.
Henry Harman Young, youngest son of Major H. Harman Young, of
Balgowan, Dorking, has been given a commission as second-lieutenant
in the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. Lieut. Young went
out to France in October as a private in the Artists; shortly
before Christmas he was promoted to sergeant, and Dorking people
will now be glad to hear that his abilities and services have
been still further recognised.
from Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 4 August 1916,
2nd Lieut. Sydney Vernon Young, R.E., born January 8th, 1897.
Charterhouse School and Woolwich. Died fighting for England at
Hooge, September 25th, 1915. The homage of his cousins, Brian
and Anthony Kiminins."
6 July, 2022