LieutenantYOUNG, ALEXANDER

Died 19/10/1916

Aged 44

4th Regt.
South African Infantry

V C

Son of the late William Young, of Ballinamana, Co. Galway.

Citation

An extract taken from the London Gazette dated 8th November, 1901 records the following; "Towards the close of the action at Ruiter's Kraal (South African War). on the 13th August, 1901, Sergeant-Major Young, with a handful of men, rushed some kopjes which were being held by the Boers. Sergeant Major Young then galloped on some 50 yards ahead of his party and closing with the enemy shot one of them and captured Commandant Erasmus, the latter firing at him three times at point blank range before being taken prisoner."

Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 72337

Cemetery/memorial reference: Pier and Face 4 C.

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