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Beyond Praise. The Durham Light Infantrymen who were awarded the Victoria Cross

by Stephen D Shannon

The story of the 11 men of The Durham Light Infantry who were awarded the Victoria Cross – the British Army’s supreme reward for valour – John Byrne, Thomas de Courcy Hamilton, John Murray, Thomas Kenny, Roland Boys Bradford, Michael Wilson Heaviside, Frederick Youens, Arthur Moore Lascelles, Thomas Young, Richard Wallace Annand and Adam Herbert Wakenshaw. Author: Stephen D Shannon.

Publication date: 1998

Where to find this: Durham County Record Office

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Thanks Michele from the Durham at War team. Do you have any memories or family stories about your great great uncle that you would like to share? You can add them as a comment on the Frederick Youens page

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My Great Great Uncle Fredrick Youens is in this book, I was so shocked to see a book was written about these hero,s. Many thanks Stephen

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