Mitchell, Roderick Sutherland Forbes (Oral history)

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  • 989
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  • whole: Duration 3, Number Of Items 1
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  • object name: Oral history
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British officer served with 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry on Western Front; recollections of 2nd Lieutenant Frederick Youens' Victoria Cross

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REEL 1 Recollections of operations with 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry at Hill 60, Ypres, Belgium, 7/7/1917: opinion of Second Lieutenant Frederick Youens; description of Youens being wounded and medical treatment; story of Youens throwing German bombs out of trench and sustaining fatal injuries; attitude to award of posthumous Victoria Cross to Youens.

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