Aretas William Young Military person

Colonel Sir Aretas William Young was a British Army officer and colonial administrator of the early nineteenth century. After extensive military service in the Peninsular War and elsewhere, Young held a range of colonial government roles in the West Indies and Prince Edward Island, of which he was Lieutenant Governor. Young was knighted in 1834 for his colonial service, and eventually died in office at Charlottetown and was replaced by General John Harvey.

Personal facts

Birth dateJanuary 01, 1778
Date of deathDecember 01, 1835
Place of death
Prince Edward Island , Charlottetown

Military person

allegianceUnited Kingdom
award
Knight Bachelor
military operations
Napoleonic Wars
Peninsular War
French Revolutionary Wars
military branch
British Army
service start1795
service end1795