Capt. Yockney had seen much service during the war*
He was in the fighting at Frederickstad in Oct., 1900,
when the town was invested by De Wet, and on the 25th
took part in the attack on the Boers. Sir A. Conan
Doyle thus refers to an incident in this fight : " A small
party of Imperial Light Horse, gallantly led by Capt.
Yockney, came to close quarters with a group of Boers.
Five of the enemy having held up their hands, Yockney
passed them, and pushed on against their comrades. On
this the prisoners seized their rifles once more and fired
upon their captors. A fierce fight ensued with only a few
feet between the muzzles of the rifles." Eight Boers
were captured, and of these, three were shot next day for
having resumed their weapons after surrender.
Young. ā Capt. Edward Gordon Young, Royal En-
gineers, died of enteric at Kimberley, June 5th, 1900. He
was the son of H. L. Young, Esq., was born in Feb., 1868,
and educated at Haileybury. He entered the Royal En-
gineers in July, 1886, was promoted capt. in Feb., 1897,
and went to South Africa in Jan., 1900. He married
Isabella Maude, second daughter of C. P. Allix, Esq.
Young. ā Lieut. Edward Maule Young, 1st Batt. King's
Own Scottish Borderers, died of wounds received in
action near Brandfort, O.R.C., March 29th, 1900. He
was born in July, 1870, and educated at Cheltenham.
He entered the King's Own Scottish Borderers in Jan.,
1891, being promoted lieut. March, 1893, and proceeded
to South Africa with his regiment in Dec, 1899, and was
present at Paardeberg and the advance to Bloemfontein,
then moving to the north to Brandfort, where he fell. His
name is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War Memorial at
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Young. ā Major Norman Edward Young, D.S.O., Royal
Field Artillery, died of enteric at Bloemfontein, Feb.
26th, 1902. He was the eldest son of Major-Gen.
C. M. Young, late R.A., was born in Oct., 1862, and
educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho.
He entered the Royal Artillery from the Royal Military
Academy in July, 1SS2, was promoted capt. May, 1891,
brevet-major Nov., 1896, and major Jan., 1900. He
served with the expedition to Dongola in 1S96, taking
part in the operations of June 7th and Sept. 19th, being
mentioned in despatches Nov. 3rd, 1896, and received
the brevet of major and the Egyptian medal with two
clasps. He took part in the Nile Expedition, 1897, and
was present at the action of Abu Hamed, being mentioned
in despatches, Jan. 25th, 1S9S, and receiving two clasps
to the Egyptian medal. He also served in the Nile
Expedition 189S, and took part in the cavalry recon-
naissance of March 30th, and the battles of the Atbara
and Omdurman, being mentioned in despatches, Sept.
30th, 1898, and was awarded the D.S.O., the Fourth
Class of the Order of the Osmanieh, the medal, and two
clasps to the Egyptian medal. Major Young went to
South Africa in 1S99 with the special ammunition column
under Major May, and took part in Lieut.-Gen. Lord
Methuen's advance and the action at Magersfontein and
was present at Paardeberg and the capture of Cronje.
When promoted major he was posted to the 75th
Battery, Royal Field Artillery, which he commanded
till Dec, 1901, and then became staff officer to Col.
Dunlop's column of Royal Artillery Mounted Rifles,
which post he held at the time of his death. When
taken ill, he was first sent to Heilbron and thence to
Bloemfontein, where he died. He was mentioned in
despatches, L.G., April 19th, 1901. His name is in-
scribed on a memorial tablet in the United Services
College at Westward Ho.
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Younger. ā Capt. David Reginald Younger, V.C., ist
Batt. Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action at Doorn-
boschfontein, near Krugersdorp, June nth, igoo. He
was the eldest son of the late David Younger, Esq,, and
cousin of William Younger, Esq., M.P., of Auchen Castle,
Dumfries. Capt. Younger was born in March, 187 1, and
educated at St. Ninians School, Moffat, Dumfriesshire and
at Malvern College. He entered the Gordon Highlanders
from the Duke of Edinburgh's Own Edinburgh x\rtillery,
in Dec, 1893, being promoted lieut. Nov., 1896, and capt.
Dec, 1899. He served with the Chitral Relief Force
under Sir Robert Low in 1895, with the ist battalion of
his regiment, and took part in the storming of the Malakand
Pass, receiving the medal with clasp. He next saw service
in the North-West Frontier of India campaign, 1897-98,
under the late Sir William Lockhart, taking part in the
operations in the Maidan and Bara Valleys, and receiving
two clasps. Capt. Younger proceeded to South Africa
with his regiment in Oct., 1899, and joining the Kimberley
Relief Force, was present at the battle of Magersfontein,
and took part in the subsequent advance into O.R.C. and
the Transvaal. In the action in which he was killed he
took out a party and successfully dragged a Royal Artillery
wagon under cover though exposed to a heavy fire. He
then accompanied a second part)* to bring in a gun, but
in this attempt he was mortally wounded and died shortly
afterwards. His cool and gallant conduct is stated to have
been the admiration of all who witnessed it. For his bravery
he was awarded the Y.C., L.G. Sept. 28th, 1900, and it was
announced in the L.G., Aug. 8th, 1902, that His Majesty
the King had been graciously pleased to approve of the
decoration being delivered to the representative of Capt.
Younger. He had been previously mentioned in des-
patches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901, for his services and having
distinguished himself during the operations between Feb.
28th and March 13th, 1900. When Capt. Younger was
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 439
lying mortally wounded, exposed to a terrific fire, Cor-
poral McKay went out alone and carried him to a place
of safety ; and for this act Corporal McKay was awarded
the V.C. Capt. Younger is buried in the cemetery at
Krugersdorp, and a marble cross has been erected over
his grave by his brother officers.
Younger. ā 2nd Lieut. Edward John Younger, 16th
Lancers, was killed in action between Clanwilliam and
Calvinia, Dec. 23rd, 1901. He was the second son of
George Younger, Esq., of Valleyfield, Culross, Fife,
N.B., was born in July, 1SS2, and educated at Harrow.
He entered the 16th Lancers in August, 1900, and
proceeded to South Africa, Jan., 1901, and served with
his regiment in Cape and Orange River Colonies. The
day he was killed 2nd Lieut. Younger behaved with great
gallantry. The Boers had attacked a convoy with much
determination on Dec. 22nd, but had been driven off.
The next day, however, being most anxious to get
supplies, they renewed the attack, and had taken pos-
session of a ridge commanding the line of advance of the
convoy. The 16th Lancers detachment charged with
great dash and compelled them to retreat. It was in
this charge that 2nd Lieut. Younger "while gallantly
leading his men" was mortally wounded, dying almost
immediately. He is buried close to where he fell. A
chancel screen, a brass tablet in a slab of granite, and
a stained glass window have been erected to his memory
in St. John's Church, Alloa. The tablet bears the in-
scription : " In loving memory of 2nd Lieut. E. J.
Younger, 16th Queen's Lancers, killed in action near
Calvinia, Cape Colony, on Dec. 23rd, 1901, in his
twentieth year. Erected by his Brother Officers."
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN
Adams. ā Mr. Albert F. Adams, Exchange Telegraph
Company, died of fever at Aliwal North.
Adams. ā Mr. Albert Julian Adams, Exchange Telegraph
Company, died of fever at Bloemfontein.
Calder.ā Mr. James Innes Calder, Reuter's Agency,
died of dysentery at Maseru.
Collett.ā Mr. Frederick Slater Collett, Daily Mail,
was killed at Schoeman's Farm.
Farrand. ā Mr. George Alfred Farrand, Morning Post,
was killed at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, on Jan. 6th, 1900.
Inder. ā Mr. William Sidney Inder, Westmoreland
Gazette, who died of pneumonia at Bloemfontein, Jan.
7th, 1902, was the eldest son of Mr. W. S. Inder, Excise
Officer, Kendal, was born in Dec, 1879, and educated at
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Yeovil, and Kendal Grammar School. He was fond of
all outdoor pursuits and games, and a very good football
player. Mr. W. S. Inder formerly belonged to the 2nd
Volunteer Batt. of the Border Regt., but when the war
broke out was a member of the St. John's Ambulance
Brigade. He offered his services, and being accepted he
proceeded to South Africa in Nov., 1899, and served in
the base hospital at Wynberg, and was quickly promoted
to be sergeant. On completing six months service he
returned with invalids ; but as the war continued he
again volunteered, and after spending one Sunday with
his parents at Kendal he again embarked in June, 1900.
Having served for twelve months at Wynberg and at
Nourse Deep, near Johannesburg, he was appointed to
the Imperial Military Railways at Bloemfontein with
excellent prospects, but in Dec, 1901, was taken ill. He
acted as war correspondent to the Westmoreland Gazette
during the time he was in South Africa. He was in
possession of the St. John's Ambulance medal and the
South African War medal with three clasps. He is buried
in the old cemetery at Bloemfontein.
Kingsley. ā Miss Mary Kingsley, the African traveller,
correspondent of the Morning Post, died at Simonstown
on Whit-Sunday, 1900, of fever, and from the results of
an operation. She had assisted to nurse the sick, &o, of
the Boer prisoners of war. By her expressed wish she
was buried at sea. The coffin, with her remains, was
taken to the Pier at Simonstown on Whit-Monday, the
procession being headed by the band of the West York-
shire Regt. It was then placed on board Torpedo Boat
No. 29, was taken out to sea, and committed to the deep.
Lambie. ā Mr. W. J. Lambie, Age, Melbourne, was
killed at Slingersfontein in Jan., 1900.
Mitchell. ā Mr. Robert Mitchell, Standard, died of fever
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 443
at Ladysmith. He was in Johannesburg, where he was
well known, in Oct., 1899, and when war appeared
imminent he decided on going to Natal, and arrived in
Ladysmith a few days before the battle of Talana Hill.
Thinking he would see more exciting work with Major-
Gen. Sir W. P. Symons' column, he endeavoured to get
to Dundee ; but on the way the train he was travelling
in was captured by the Boers. He was then made a
prisoner, but during the battle of Elandslaagte he
succeeded in escaping. He remained on the battlefield
during the action, and later on returned to Ladysmith
where he served until his death. The South African
campaign was his first experience of active service as
a war correspondent.
Parslow. ā Mr. Edwin George Parslow, Daily Chronicle,
was killed at Mafeking. He went to South Africa some
years ago, and was engaged in journalism in Cape Colony.
In Oct. 1899, he was at Mafeking, and remained there
during the siege. This was his first experience of warfare.
He is buried at Mafeking.
Scott. ā Mr. E. D. Scott, Manchester Courier, was killed
on the railway at Rietfontein, near Elandsfontein, July
26th, 1902, He belonged to a prominent Manchester
family, was born in Feb., 1857, and for some years was
a partner in the firm of G. F. Scott & Co., Mosley Street.
He was fond of adventure and travelling and in 1894,
giving up business, went to South Africa with Capt.
J. A. Turner, of Winsford, Cheshire. They then went
to Mafeking, to the Victoria Falls, and into the Barotse
Country, and to King Lewanika's kraal. When the
South African War broke out Mr. Scott placed his
knowledge at the service of the Manchester Courier, and
acted as their war correspondent. He first served with
Lieut. -Gen. Lord Methuen's column, and was present at
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the actions of Graspan and Magersfontein. He sub-
sequently accompanied the army under F.-M. Earl
Roberts to Paardeberg, and was present at that battle
and at Cronje's surrender. At Driefontein he was
wounded in the leg, but recovering proceeded to Bloem-
fontein, and took part in the advance to Johannesburg
and Pretoria. He then moved eastwards with the army
under F.-M. Earl Roberts, and afterwards accompanied
the force under Gen. Sir R. Buller, to Lydenburg. He
subsequently saw much service up to the end of the war.
Spooner. ā Mr. H. H. Spooner, Evening News, etc.,
Sydney, N.S.W., died of fever at Deelfontein.
Steeyens. ā Mr. George Warrington Steevens, the well-
known correspondent of the Daily Mail, died at Lady-
smith of enteric during the siege. He first made his
mark as a member of the staff of the Pall Mall Gazette,
After a connection of four years with that journal, he
joined the Daily Mail, and as its correspondent, he wrote
the series of articles " With Kitchener to Khartoum."
N.B. ā It is intended by the Committee of the In-
stitute of Journalists to erect a Memorial (for which the
necessary permission has been obtained) in the Crypt of
St. Paul's Cathedral to the above ; also to Major G. L.
Sidney Ray, Northumberland Fusiliers, and Lieut. T. J.
Dunn, Scottish Horse, who, while serving in South
Africa, acted as war correspondents.
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NURSING SISTERS WHO DIED IN
Boyd. ā Nursing Sister M. S. Boyd died at Edinburgh
Hospital, Naauwpoort, on May 15th, 1900.
Chown. ā Nursing Sister Chown, Army Nursing Re-
serve, died on March 23rd, 1900.
Doran. ā Nursing Sister Georgina Doran (Gena), died
at the Officers' Military Hospital, Carnarvon, Cape
Colony, on May nth, 1902, of acute gastritis after two
days' illness. She was the eldest daughter of Gen. Sir
John Doran, K.C.B., and Lady Doran, Ely House,
Wexford, and went to South Africa in Dec, 1901. She
is buried in Carnarvon, and a cross has been erected over
Jones. ā Nursing Sister Stuart Jones died in South
Africa on May 15th, 1900.
Lloyd. ā Nursing Sister Lloyd died of enteric at Pre-
toria in Oct., 1901. She went to South Africa with the
Welsh Hospital, and when this hospital was broken up
she was appointed matron of the officers' branch of No. 2
General Hospital in Pretoria. She is buried in the
Owen. ā Nursing Sister Owen was accidentally drowned
at Elandsfontein, Transvaal, on Jan. 24th, 1901.