Casualty details

DOUGLAS-HAMILTON, ANGUS FALCONER

Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Date of Death:
26/09/1915
Age:
52
Regiment/Service:
Cameron Highlanders
 
Commanding 6th Bn.
Awards:
V C
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Panel 119 to 124.
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Additional Information:

Son of the late Maj. Gen. Octavius Douglas-Hamilton; husband of Anna W. Mackenzie Douglas-Hamilton, of Ord, Forest Hill, Muir of Ord, Rossshire. Joined Cameron Highlanders in 1884.


Citation

An extract from The "London Gazette," dated 18th Nov., 1915, recorded the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when commanding his battalion during operations on 25th and 26th September, 1915, on Hill 70. On the 26th, when the battalions on his right and left had retired, he rallied his own battalion again and again, and led his men forward four times. The last time he led all that remained, consisting of about fifty men, in a most gallant manner and was killed at their head. It was mainly due to his bravery, untiring energy and splendid leadership that the line at this point was enabled to check the enemy's advance."

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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