Captain Young, Middlesex Regiment, winning the MC, Battle of the Somme, 1916

Stanley Llewellyn Wood

 
Captain Young, Middlesex Regiment, winning the MC, Battle of the Somme, 1916
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Captain Reginald James Young (1893-1919), Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), winning the Military Cross during the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Oil on board by Stanley Llewellyn Wood (1866-1928), 1916 (c).

The Battle of the Somme lasted from 1 July to 18 November 1916 and cost the Allies some 420,000 casualties. The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) had more battalions engaged in this battle and suffered greater casualties than in any other operation on the Western Front during the First World War (1914-1918).

The citation for Captain Young's Military Cross in the 'London Gazette' of 22 September 1916 records that it was awarded;

'For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He was one of the first to enter the enemy trench, displaying great coolness in encouraging men to throw bombs, when he himself accounted for several with his revolver. Although badly wounded, he continued his fine work until wounded again.'

Image Details

Negative No.
 
80985
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1993-07-98-1

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