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Harry Augustus Young

Name:
Harry Augustus Young
Class:
1895
Date of Death:
February 6, 1899
School:
Medicine
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Harry Augustus Young died on February 6, 1899, in battle, near Manilla.  in the Philippines, four years after he graduated from Columbia in Medicine. Young was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints and a nephew of the Mormon leader, Brigham Young. The LDS Church had been very divided about whether it was a good idea to send their men into battle, although eventually decided to allow members to enlist. Harry Augustus Young was among those choosing to enlist, and was killed in battle.