67098 Henry Lawrence Savill YOUNG, DSO, MiD, 1 Irish Guards

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article1043634.eceFrom The Times, March 12, 2004

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    GSM, Palestine Clasp 1936 - 1939

    Personal Number:
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Name: H L S YOUNG
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    GSM & Clasp: GSM, Palestine Clasp 1936 - 1939
    TNA Reference: WO 100/503
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    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details
    Name Young, Laurence Savil
    Rank: Captain
    Service No: P/67098
    Regiment: 1 Battalion Irish Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 15 June 1944
    Date 1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/6

    24th Guards Brigade, 1st British Division, 6 American Corps
    P/67098 War Substantive Captain, Temporary Major Henry Laurence Savil YOUNG, 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS

    As Officer Commanding Support Company Major YOUNG has been unceasingly occupied in the vital task of co-ordinating and siting all supporting arms for the Battalion in the recent actions.

    From the first enemy counter attack at CARROCETO on January 26th to the latest engagement on February 4th this Officer has probably been exposed to more personal danger than any other man in the Battalion, but he contented about his duties with an aloof calmness that had an immense steadying and encouraging effect on all who saw him and all those under his command.

    On the morning of 26th when the Germans counter-attack was at its height and 4 Anti-Tank guns had been knocked out, he closed the gap in the Anti-Tank defences by choosing new positions for the remaining available guns and getting them into position, being all the time under heavy shell fire.

    On the night attack of 29th / 30th he accompanied the rifle companies on foot so as to be able to reconnoitre positions for the Supporting Arms. In the early hours of the morning when the two roads were still controlled by the enemy and there were large numbers of them behind our troops, he set of across country under heavy mortar and small arms fire to find a route to bring up the Anti-Tank guns, Mortars and M.M.G.s. He was forced to crawl some 500 yards under Machine Gun fire and himself eliminated some snipers before he could get back to the Battalion's original positions.

    He succeeded in bring up 3" Mortars and Anti-Tank guns to No. 4 Company\s positions turning them into the only firm base we could get. He also organised the American Tank Busters and sent them off with Captain KENNEDY at last light.

    This Officer with his great experience and complete trustworthiness has been of the greatest help in the Battalion during the last two campaigns and has the admiration of all ranks for his complete disregard of personal safety and high sense of duty.

    I strongly recommend Major YOUNG for the immediate award of the M.C.

    Signed C.A. Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS

    Granted an Immediate D.S.O.

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    Personal Number: 67098
    Rank: Colonel
    Name: Henry Lawrence Savill YOUNG
    Unit: Irish Guards:

    London Gazette : 31 January 1936
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military Academy, to be 2nd Lts. 30th Jan. 1936: —
    I. G'ds.—
    Henry Lawrence Savill YOUNG.

    London Gazette : 27 August 1937
    The undermentioned University Candi- dates to be 2nd Lts. 28th Aug. 1937, with seniority as stated against their names: —
    I. G'ds.—George Sinclair BRODRICK, 30th Jan. 1936, next above 2nd Lt. H. L. S. Young.

    London Gazette : 5 September 1939
    6th Bn. Somerset L.I.—
    Capt. W. R. Ellis to be Adjt. 14th Aug. 1939, vice Lt. (local Capt.) H. L. S. Young, I. G'ds., vacated.

    London Gazette : 20 December 1940
    The names of the undermentioned have been brought to notice in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in Norway.
    YOUNG, Lieut. H. L. S.

    London Gazette : 1 February 1944
    I. G'ds.
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts.:—
    30th Jan. 1944 : —
    H. L. S. Young (67098).

    London Gazette : 15 June 1944
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy —
    The Distinguished Service Order.
    Captain (temporary Major) Henry Lawrence Savill Young (67098), Irish Guards (Canterbury).

    London Gazette : 8 October 1954
    Maj. H. L. S. YOUNG, D.S.O. (67098) to be Lt.Col., 18th May 1954.

    London Gazette : 8 November 1957
    Lt.-Col. H. L. S. YOUNG, D.S.O. (67098), on completion of tenure of employment as Lt.-Col. remains on full pay (Superny.), 18lh May 1957.

    London Gazette : 8 November 1960
    The undermentioned- Lt.-Cols. to be Cols, on the dates shown:
    H. L. S. YOUNG, D.S.O. (67098), from I.G., 7th Jan. 1960.

    London Gazette : 11 December 1962
    Col H. L. S. YOUNG, DSO (67098) late Ft Gds retires on retired pay 10th Dec 1962 and is granted the hon rank of Brig.

    London Gazette : 6 February 1973
    Col. (Hon. Brig.) Henry Lawrence Savill YOUNG, D.S.O. (67098) (formerly Ft. Gds.) at his own request reverts to the rank of Lt., 3rd Feb. 1973, with seniority 26th Mar. 1939.

    London Gazette : 3 February 1976
    Lt. H. L. S. YOUNG, D.S.O., D.L. (67098) relinquishes his commn., 3rd Feb. 1976 upon completion of the tenure of his appointment and is restored to the rank of Col. (hon. Brig.).
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