Military Cross and World War One Medal Trio Group of 4 to Royal Scots

Military Cross Medal Group

Military Cross – Unnamed, as issued.

1914-15 Star – 2 Lieut J Young R.Scots

British War Medal – Capt. J. Young

Victory Medal – Capt. J. Young

The hunt for his Citation begins. Family legend states that “the M.C. was awarded in 1917 for personally killing the occupants of a German machine gun nest.”

 

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Medal Index Card confirms James Young MC

It confirms his entitlement to the Trio, with the naming to match.

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James Young entered the Egypt Theatre 6th September 1915 (see below)

His address is given as, Meadowfield, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Not to be confused with James Young MC, 1st 8th Battalion Royal Scots. This individual was entitled to a Mons Star 1914 Trio.

james young

 

Photographs supplied by the Royal Scots Fusiliers Museum.

With information supplied by the family it can be confirmed that he was Gazetted in the London Gazette Supplement Tuesday 1st January 1918.

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Reverse of Military Cross and World War One Medal Trio Group of 42 mc grp rev

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Reverse of Military Cross, unnamed, as issued.4 mc rev

Naming of the 1914-15 Star to 2 Lieut J Young R. Scots.5 mc grp star naming

Naming of the British War Medal and Victory Medal to Capt J Young

6 mc pair naming

The search begins for his Citation. Basic research reveals that he was Gazetted in the New Years Honours List 1st January 1918. Citations were not published in the London Gazette when appearing in the New Years Honours List.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.

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