Casualty details

LOUDOUN-SHAND, STEWART WALTER

Rank:
Major
Date of Death:
01/07/1916
Age:
36
Regiment/Service:
Yorkshire Regiment
 
10th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
I. C. 77.
Cemetery
NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. J. L. Loudoun-Shand, of 27, Alleyn Park, Dulwich, London.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29740, dated 8th Sept., 1916, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery. When his company attempted to climb over the parapet to attack the enemy's trenches, they were met by very fierce machine gun fire, which temporarily stopped their progress. Maj. Loudoun-Shand immediately leapt on the parapet, helped the men over it, and encouraged them in every way until he fell mortally wounded. Even then he insisted on being propped up in the trench, and went on encouraging the non-commissioned officers and men until he died."

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NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Somme

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