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Eric Robertson Young was born on the 15th September 1895, the child of Mary and Thomas R, a wine spirit merchant. Young attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1919 to 1920 as an evening student of drawing and paintings, while living at home in Newark Drive, Pollockshields, with his parents and two domestic servants. During the First World War, Young served in the Scottish Rifles and the Royal Naval Air Service. After the war, in 1931, he married Isabella H Miller in Glasgow. Young died in Glasgow in 1969 at the age of 74. Young is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.