1914/15 STAR to 2nd LIEUT George Murdoch Kirkpatrick YOUNG 18th HUSSARS. Served in France from 6/6/15 & later served with the 27th Light Cavalry & The Rajput Regt. Promoted to LT.COL in 1943;

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George Murdoch Kirkpatrick Young

Born at Glendoune House, Girvan, South Ayrshire 1895

Educated at Morrison's Academy in Crieff, Perthshire

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) 30/8/14

To France 6/6/15 with 18th Hussars

Served on the Western Front at Ypres, then fought in the First Battle of the Scarpe, Arras 1917 & the Battle of St Quentin, March 1918

Transferred to the Indian Army 5/5/18

Served with 27th Light Cavalry (Lancers) & The Rajput Regt in the Afghan War 1919 & on the North West Frontier 1919-33

Promoted Lieutenant Colonel 1943

Retired 1947

DL 1948 & JP 1950

Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Ayr

Died 1957 and is buried at Girvan Cemetery, Scotland. For an image of his Headstone - Click Here & scroll down to the 7th entry

Note: His full set of medals, including the 1914/15 Star (Indian Army issue, impressed to 27/Lt. Cavy) was sold by Spink. For their catalogue description & details - Click Here

With Medal Index Card, extract from 18th Hussars History & details from Kelly’s Handbook 1957

Condition: Very lightly impressed sans serif naming. On silk ribbon, NEF