Thomas James Young R.N.
Thomas James Young R.N.

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Thomas James Young R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1827 Born
16 November 1857 While serving with the Naval Brigade during the Indian mutiny, at the siege of Lucknow he moved from gun to gun giving encouragement, and when he and an able seaman (William Hall) were the only survivors, all the rest being killed or wounded, he took the last gunner's place and between them they loaded and fired the gun. For this he was laterawarded thee Victoria Cross.
10 January 1860 Married Louisa Mary Boyes at St James, Paddington, Middlesex
20 March 1869 Died
22 March 1858Commander
11 April 1866Captain
Date fromDate toService
27 March 1852 Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Henry Ducie Chads, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
30 September 1852 Lieutenant in Agamemnon, commanded by Thomas Maitland, Channel squadron
1 September 1856 Lieutenant in Inflexible, commanded by John Corbett, East Indies and China
16 September 1856 Lieutenant in Shannon, commanded by William Peel, East Indies (including the naval brigade during the India Mutiny)
12 September 1863 Commander (2ic) in Gibraltar, commanded by Robert Coote, Mediterranean

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