David Reginald Younger VC
Name: David Reginald Younger
Conflict: Second Boer War
Gazetted: August 8, 1902
Place/date of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland/March 17, 1871
Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Captain
Date of bravery: July 11, 1900
London Gazette citation:
Captain D. R. Younger, Gordon Highlanders
This Officer, during the action near Krugersdorp, on the 11th July, 1900, volunteered for and took out the party which successfully dragged a Royal Artillery waggon under cover of a small kopje, though exposed to a very heavy and accurate fire at only 850 yards range. He also accompanied the second party of volunteers who went out to try and bring in one of the guns. During the attempt he was mortally wounded, dying shortly afterwards. His cool and gallant conduct was the admiration of all who witnessed it.
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Other decorations: N/A
Place/date of death: Leeuhoek, Transvaal, South Africa/July 11, 1900
Grave/memorials: Headstone, Krugersdorp Cemetery, Halgryn Street, Krugersdorp, South Africa
Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2023
Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum