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Young, Malcolm Henry Cathcart

Among those who knew him well tribute to the memory of Lieutenant Commander Malcolm Henry Cathcart Young, Royal Navy will always reflect admiration of his outstanding, clear and vigorous intellect, and affection for his generous and kindly nature. He was a pioneer in the development of modern naval air tactics, in the years following the reconstitution of fleet aviation after the last war. His services in the field were invaluable. Leaving the navy in 1934 to study medicine, he rapidly gave promise of a brilliant career in his new profession. But at the outbreak of war he returned again to naval duty. For his death there is consolation to those who mourn for him only in the knowledge that his work and his example were fine and that they will endure. The Times 26 November 1940

In August, 1940 by enemy action, Lieut.-Commander Malcolm Henry Cathcart Young, R.N. dearly loved husband of Robin (Gwenda) and only surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Young, aged 37. Hospital Gazette


First name(s)Malcolm Henry Cathcart
Date of birth1903
Place of birthKingston Registration District
Family details

Only surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Young and dearly loved husband of Robin (Gwenda)

CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1934-1939
Dept / courseMedicine
Military unitRoyal Navy, H.M.S. Peregrine
Date enlistedOutbreak of War
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death18-Aug-40
Age at death38
Rank at deathLieut-Commander
Place of deathFord Airfield
Cause of deathBy enemy action
Burial placeEast Preston (St. Mary) Churchyard, Sussex. Joint grave.
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas’ s Roll of Honour in the chapel; East Preston war memorial
NotesH.M.S. Peregrine was a Royal Naval Air Base, Ford, Sussex used for training pilots. On the 18th August 1940 the base was attacked by German dive bombers.
SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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