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William Angus VC

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William Angus (VC) Highland Light Infantry   (28 February 1888 – 14 June 1959)  On 12 June 1915 at Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée, France, Lance-Corporal Angus voluntarily left his trench to rescue a wounded officer, fellow Carluke man Lieutenant James Martin, who was lying within a few yards of the enemy's position and had been injured by a mine.  To do this he had to travel through 64 metres in no-man's land under heavy bomb and rifle fire, and received about 40 wounds, some of them being very serious, including the loss of his left eye. His commanding officer said there had been no braver deed in the history of the British Army. 

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DavidOwen

:poppy:

A brave man indeed.

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Skipman

An incredible act of courage. I looked into this a bit a while back. His service record is available Click

 

Mike

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Skipman

Some nice footage of him with Lieutenant James Martin, the man he saved.

 

Mike

 

 

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nemesis

Awesome. I saw his photo in a VC Winners book. Great to see the film.

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