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VC505   Alexander Young

BORN   27 January 1873

DIED   19 October 1916   AGE   43

VC Won   13 August 1901   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Ruiters Kraal

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Alexander Young  No.   

VC Issue No.   505   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Cape Police, South African Forces



Rank VC Won   Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Ballinona/ Ballinamana, near Clarinbridge, Co. Galway, Ireland

Place Of Death   Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery, 5 miles north east of Albert, Somme, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   Pier 4, Face C

Gazetted   8 November 1901

VC Presented   9 August 1902, GOC Cape Colony, South Africa


P  Named on Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

Named on War Memorial at St Nicholas's Cathedral, Galway Town, Co. Galway, Ireland

By The Way…

He fought and died in World War 1 with the South African Scottish

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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