Lieutenant Alexander Young
Regiment: South African Scottish Regiment
Pier and Face 4 C.
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Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Lieutenant Alexander Young V.C., South African Scottish Regiment, was killed in action during the Somme offensive. He was the brother of Mr. Joseph S. Young, J.P., Corrib House, Galway. In 1890 he joined the Queen's Bays, and since then has been in four campaigns. His decorations included two South African medals, a medal for the native Rebellion in 1906, and the Victoria Cross, which he won in the South African War. He had also served in the Cape Mounted Police, before joining the South African Scottish. He went to France in November, 1915, and was wounded in June last while pluckily rescuing a French officer under heavy fire. He rejoined his battalion a few weeks before he fell.