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Andrew Young of Balephuil

Photograph of Andrew Young of Balephuil in his RAF uniform.

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Courtesy of Mrs Mabel MacArthur

Originally from Glasgow, Andrew Young, his sister Mabel and brother William were brought up by the MacNeills of Main Road Farm in Balephuil.

Andrew had an unlucky war. As an RAF mechanic he was stationed in Burma and Kenya where he contracted malaria and typhoid. The troopship in which he was sent home was sunk off the African coast and he spent ten days in an open lifeboat. He was then picked up by a German U-boat and was confined for the rest of the war in a POW camp in Casablanca.

After the war Andrew died on Kennavara while out shooting.

Black and white photograph of Andrew Young during WWII.

Andrew Young, Balephuil, the brother of Mabel Kennedy, Sandaig. As an RAF mechanic he was stationed in Burma and India, where he contracted malaria and typhoid. The troopship in which he was sent home was sunk off the African coast and he was in an open lifeboat for ten days. He was then picked up by a German U-boat and spent the rest of the war in a POW camp in Casablanca. After the war he died on Kenavara while shooting.

Object Details

Other Number: E74
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – E1-99
Current Location: normal location

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