Lieutenant ColonelDOUGLAS-HAMILTON, ANGUS FALCONER

Died 26/09/1915

Aged 52

Commanding 6th Bn.
Cameron Highlanders

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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."

Commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 20661

Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 119 to 124.

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Memorial details

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