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McIVER, HUGH

Rank:
Private
Service No:
12311
Date of Death:
02/09/1918
Age:
28
Regiment/Service:
Royal Scots
 
"B" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Awards:
V C, M M and Bar
Grave Reference:
I. A. 19.
Cemetery:
VRAUCOURT COPSE CEMETERY, VAULX-VRAUCOURT
Additional Information:
Son of Hugh and Mary McIver, of 34, Dunlop St., Newton Hallside, Glasgow. Native of Linwood, Paisley.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 31012, dated 12th Nov., 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when employed as a company runner. In spite of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire he carried messages regardless of his own safety. Single-handed he pursued an enemy scout into a machine gun post and having killed six of the garrison captured twenty prisoners with two machine guns. This gallant action enabled the company to advance unchecked. Later he succeeded at great personal risk in stopping the fire of a British Tank which was directed in error against our own troops at close range. By this very gallant action Pte. McIver undoubtedly saved many lives."

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VRAUCOURT COPSE CEMETERY, VAULX-VRAUCOURT

Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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