217 – The Young Monument

K Feb 4

This monument, formally presented to the city of Saint John on October 30, 1891, is a memorial to a boy who lost his life in a brave attempt to save another boy from drowning in Courtenay Bay.  The inscription on the memorial is as follows:


Erected as a Public Memorial to John

Frederick Young,

Who in the nineteenth year of his age

lost his life on the thirtieth day

of October, A. D., 1890

In Courtenay Bay, Saint John, New


While endeavouring to rescue Frederick

E. Mundee from drowning.

Greater love hath no man than this,

that a man lay down his life for his



Faithful Unto Death”

Monument in Saint John – http://0101.nccdn.net/1_5/084/250/145/Monuments-of-Saint-John.pdf

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary repole says:

    Who donated the monument

    1. http://0101.nccdn.net/1_5/084/250/145/Monuments-of-Saint-John.pdf – Check out the newspaper article that was saved via this .pdf link and get a full story on how the Young Monument came to be.

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