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Captain Reginald James Young (1893-1919), Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), winning the Military Cross during the Battle of the Somme, 1916

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Captain Reginald James Young (1893-1919), Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), winning the Military Cross during the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Oil on board, signed lower right ‘Stanley L Wood’ by Stanley Llewellyn Wood (1866-1928), 1916 (c).

The Battle of the Somme lasted from 1 July to 18 November 1916 and cost the Allies some 420,000 casualties. The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment) had more battalions engaged in this battle and suffered greater casualties than in any other operation on the Western Front.

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  • Title: Captain Reginald James Young (1893-1919), Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), winning the Military Cross during the Battle of the Somme, 1916

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