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Major Sir Hubert Winthrop Young, KCMG, DSO

Birthplace: Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales (United Kingdom)
Death: April 20, 1950 (64)
Evora, Portugal
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Mackworth-Young, KCIE and Frances Mary Mackworth-Young
Husband of Margaret Rose Mary Young
Brother of Gerard Mackworth Mackworth-Young; Mark Aitchison Young and Norman Egerton Young
Half brother of Isabel Mary Monro and Mark Aitchison Mackworth-Young

Occupation: Soldier, diplomat and colonial governor
Birth Reg.: SepQ 1885 Wrexham RD Vol. 11B p. 284 - Egerton
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About Major Sir Hubert Winthrop Young, KCMG, DSO

Sir Hubert Winthrop Young

  • Born on 6 July 1885 at Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales.
  • Son of Sir William Mackworth Young and Frances Mary Egerton.
  • Married Margaret Rose Mary Reynolds, daughter of Colonel Frank Romilly Reynolds, on 7 February 1924 at St. George Hanover Square, London, England.
  • Died on 20 April 1960 at age 74.
  • Educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.
  • Fought in the First World War, in Mesopotamia.
  • Major in the Indian Army.
  • Assistant Political Officer and Deputy Director of Local Resources, Mesopotamia.
  • Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1919.
  • Special duty with Hedjaz operations (despatches, Order of El Nahda).
  • Assistant Secretary, Middle East Department, Colonial Office between 1921 and 1926.
  • Eastern Department, Foreign Office.
  • Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1923.
  • Knight Bachelor in 1932.
  • Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Nyasaland between 1932 and 1934.
  • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Iraq between October 1932 and November 1932.
  • Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) in 1934.
  • Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Northern Rhodesia between 1934 and 1938.
  • Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Trinidad and Tobago between 1938 and 1942.

Children of Sir Hubert Winthrop Young and Margaret Rose Mary Reynolds

  • Nicholas Young b. 22 Dec 1924, d. 1992
  • Martin Francis Young b. 27 Feb 1927
  • Simon Bainbridge Young b. 6 Jul 1928, d. 1984

Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches

  • First Name: Hubert Winthrop
  • Surname: Young
  • Rank: Captain

Gallantry Awards:

Distinguished Service Order

  • Gazette Info: 3227
  • Gazette Date: 08/03/1919
  • Duty Location: Operations in Egypt, including Sollum, at the engagement at Agagir on 26/2/1916

Gazette Info:

Gazette Issue 31583. D.S.O. With reference to the Awards conferred as announced in the London Gazette, dated 8th March, 1919, the following are the statements of services for which the decorations were conferred. For gallantry and under coolness under fire in the attack by the Arab forces on Mezerib on 17th September, 1918. Having gained the station buildings he organised and personally directed the destruction of the enemy's railway and telegraph communications at that place. He also rendered consistent good service during subsequent engagements in which he acted as adviser to the Arab regular Army.

  • Gazette Date: 03/10/1919
  • Gazette Page: 12230

Order Of El Nahda – 3rd Class

  • Award Details: Award received from Hedjaz during First World War.
  • Gazette Date: 08/03/1920
  • Gazette Page: 2871
  • Service: Indian Army
  • Regiment: 116th Mahrattas

Gazette Info:

Gazette Issue 31812. Hedjaz Award. Order of El Nahda, 3rd Class. The following are among the decorations and medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various dates to the British Forces for distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign. His Majesty the King has given unrestricted permission in all cases to wear the Decorations and Medals in question. Decorations conferred by His Majesty the King of the Hedjaz.

  • Gazette Date: 05/03/1920
  • Gazette Page: 2871
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Major Sir Hubert Winthrop Young, KCMG, DSO's Timeline

July 6, 1885
Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales
April 20, 1950
Age 64
Evora, Portugal