Click below for full citation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on Digg Share via e-mail Print
 Home A-Z Index Number Search Contact Us

VC838   Frederick Youens

Name   Frederick Younes   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   838   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Durham Light Infantry, 13th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Temporary Second Lieutenant  

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   Casualty Clearing Station, near Hill 60, Ypres, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Zillebeke, 2 miles south-east of Ypres, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row O, Grave 3

Gazetted   2 August 1917

VC Presented   29 August 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Lizzie


P  Headstone, Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Zillebeke, 2 miles south-east of Ypres, Belgium

P  Named on War Memorial, outside Hospital, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

P  Memorial Plaque, All Saints Church, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, DLI Museum, Durham, Co Durham

Brass Plaque & Portrait, Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Fraser Youens Boarding House, Royal Grammer School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Prayer Desk at St Andrew's Chapel, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Peters Churchyard, Chalvey, Slough, Berkshire

P  Youens Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

By The Way…

He was an assistant Schoolmaster at a school in Rochester in Kent before the war

VC Held By

Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads, Durham City, Co. Durham, England



VC 837 VC 839
VC 837
VC 839

The First World War

BORN   14 August 1892

DIED   7 June 1917   AGE   24

VC Won   7 June 1917   AGE   24

Place VC Won   near Hill 60, Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917