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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.”
Medal Index Card confirms James Young MC
It confirms his entitlement to the Trio, with the naming to match.
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.
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.
Naming of the British War Medal and Victory Medal to Capt J Young
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.