Young collection on Gibraltar

Scope and Content

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

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Purchased for 25s. in 1955.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Alternative Form Available

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

Physical Characteristics and/or 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'.


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.

Additional Information

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