By Lord Ashcroft
First published in Britain at War in July 2018.
Temporary Second Lieutenant John Scott Youll VC: skill
John Scott Youll was born in the mining village of Thornley, County Durham, on 6 June 1897. He was the younger son of Richard and Margaret Youll and he attended Thornley Council School in Wingate, County Durham. Known throughout his life as “Jack”, he left school at fifteen and became an apprentice electrician at Thornley Colliery. (more…)