PrivateMcIVER, HUGH

Service Number 12311

Died 02/09/1918

Aged 28

"B" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Royal Scots

V C, M M and Bar

Son of Hugh and Mary McIver, of 34, Dunlop St., Newton Hallside, Glasgow. Native of Linwood, Paisley.

Inscription

REST IN PEACE

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."

Buried at VRAUCOURT COPSE CEMETERY, VAULX-VRAUCOURT

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 98

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. A. 19.

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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.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.