Captain D Reginald Younger VC

Submit a new image

Reference WMO/273715

Address:

St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church

Burnside

Moffat

DG10 9DX

Scotland

Open large map
Edit memorial name, location & address
Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Triangular headed brass plaque with incised white lettering, mounted on a wooden backboard. White painted Latin cross at top centre of plaque. Previously in St Ninian's School until closure in 1987. Captain David Reginald Younger 1st Battalion. Gordon Highlanders. London Gazetted on 8th August 1902. Born on 17th March 1871 at Edinburgh. Killed in action on 11th June 1900 at Lechochoek, Transvaal, South Africa. Memorial on grave at Krugersdorp Cemetery, Transvaal, South Africa. Digest citation reads: Captain Younger headed a party near Krugersdorp, South Africa, on 11th July 1900. They successfully manhandled an artillery wagon, protected only by a small kopje, even so they were exposed to heavy and precise enemy fire. He joined the second party which had gone out to attempt to bring in the guns and he was mortally wounded and later dying of these wounds. Additional information:. Captain Younger served as an officer in the Edinburgh Artillery before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Gordon Highlanders on 23rd December 1893. In India he saw action at Chitral and the Punjab Frontier. On the 20th October 1897 he took part in the assault on Dargai, a precipitous hill feature on the Samana Ridge which covered the road to Tirah (now in Pakistan). He received the Medal and three clasps. Captain Younger's relatives received his Victoria Cross after his Majesty King Edward VII had approved the Decoration in accordance with the regulations. The Victoria Cross 1856-1920, records Captain Younger as being Gazetted on the 28th September 1900 . where it is stated that David Reginald Younger, Captain, The Gordon Highlanders. In recognition of the conspicuous bravery displayed by a him on the same occasion , 11th July, 1900, would have been recommended to Her Majesty for the Victoria Cross had he survived. He would have won his Victoria Cross at the same time as Captain William Eagleson Gordon, also of the Gordon Highlanders
Edit memorial details
Report this condition update

View more details

Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.

Before applying for a grant you should read the advice available on War Memorials Trust`s website. The What we can and cannot fund helpsheet explains what types of work the charity can fund.

If you believe your project is eligible for a grant you should complete the Pre-application enquiry form. You will need to be registered and logged in to complete this.

The Pre-application enquiry form is a series of questions to see if your project is eligible. If it is, you will need to provide further details and submit current colour photographs of the war memorial in either a png, gif, jpg or jpeg format.

You can save your Pre-application enquiry form as you go along. Once submitted War Memorials Trust will respond.

Please be aware that a summary of your enquiry, without your contact details, will appear on this page once submitted. This ensures others are aware that an enquiry has been made and can read the response to avoid duplicate enquiries. Information provided by you to us will be used for the purpose of managing the grant enquiry, for further details please read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy .

As a charity, War Memorials Trust relies on voluntary donations and every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a really big difference to our work. Your donation will help protect and conserve war memorials for future generations so please support War Memorials Trust’s work.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ CAPT. D. REGINALD YOUNGER, V.C./ 1ST BATT. GORDON HIGHLANDERS/ KILLED IN ACTION JULY 11TH 1900/ AT KRUGERSDORP, SOUTH AFRICA.

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required