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VC477   David Reginald Younger

BORN   17 March 1871

DIED   11 July 1900   AGE   29

VC Won   11 July 1900   AGE   29

Place VC Won    Near Krugersdorp

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   David Reginald Younger  No.      Posthumous

VC Issue No.   477   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Gordon Highlanders

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Lechochoek, Transvaal, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Krugersdorp Cemetery, Halgryn Street, Gauteng, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   8 August 1902

VC Presented   Registered post to his family on the 30 April 1902


Headstone, Krugersdorp Cemetery, Halgryn Street, Gauteng, South Africa

Named on the Gordon Highlanders, Boer War Memorial, Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Memorial Plaque, St John The Evagalist, Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

By The Way…

The nickname for the Gordon Highlanders was, “The Gay Gordons”

VC Held By

Not known



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