MajorLOUDOUN-SHAND, STEWART WALTER

Died 01/07/1916

Aged 36

10th Bn.
Yorkshire Regiment

V C

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

Inscription

IN HONOURED AND LOVING MEMORY

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."

Buried at NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 326

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. C. 77.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
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