Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Youngers in:
 • Krugersdorp Cemetery
 • Krugersdorp
 • West Rand District Municipality
 • Gauteng
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
David Reginald Younger
Birth: Mar. 17, 1871
Death: Jul. 10, 1900

2nd Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, British Army. In actions near Krugersdorp, South Africa, on July 11, 1900, Captain Younger volunteered to take out a party to recover a Royal Artillery wagon. He successfully dragged the artillery wagon under cover of a small kopje, through exposed a very heavy enemy fire at only 850 yards range. He also accompanied the second party of volunteers who went out to try and bring in one of the other guns. During that attempt he was mortally wounded, dying shortly afterwards. For leadership and gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross presented to his relatives by the King on August 8, 1902. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Krugersdorp Cemetery
Krugersdorp
West Rand District Municipality
Gauteng, South Africa
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11300196
David Reginald Younger
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
David Reginald Younger
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
David Reginald Younger
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014
There are 34 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 24 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service