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VC967   Thomas Young

Name   Thomas Young   No.   203590  

VC Issue No.   967   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Durham Light Infantry, 9th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry    

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Boldon, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   Whickham Council Men's Hostel, The Hermitage, Front Street, Whickham, Co. Durham, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Patrick's Cemetery, High Spen, near Gateshead, Co. Durham, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   4 July 1918

VC Presented   29 June 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Patrick's Cemetery, High Spen, near Gateshead, Co. Durham, England

P  Named on Durham Light Infantry Victoria Cross Memorial, DLI Museum, Aykley Heads, Durham, Co Durham

Memorial, In Playground, Primary School, High Spen, Co Durham

Bronze Statue, Town Hall, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Named on Honours Board, Gateshead Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

By The Way…

His real name was Morrell but enlisted under stepmother's maiden name of Young. His Victoria Cross was bought by the Regiment in 1936, after being spotted in a pawnbroker's shop by a former officer

VC Held By

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



VC 966 VC 968
VC 966
VC 968

BORN   28 January 1895

DIED   15 October 1966  AGE   71

VC Won   25-31 March 1918   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Bucquoy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War