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Thomas James Young
Birth: 1827
Death: Mar. 20, 1869

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he served as a Lieutenant, Battery Commander, in the Royal Navy. On November 16, 1857, Lieutenant Young was part of the Naval Brigade from HMS Shannon which helped to relieve the British Residency at Shah Nujeff, Lucknow, India. He alongside Able Seaman William Hall, held their position manning 24-Pounder Gun and were the only survivors, after all the rest having been killed or wounded. For his gallantry in action, he was presented with the Victoria Cross Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace on June 8, 1859. Remaining in the Royal Navy, he later achieved the rank of Captain. He died at the age of 42 in Caen, France. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Cimetière Prostestant
Caen
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2005
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Thomas James Young
Added by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
 
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