Queens Own Highlanders

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Corporal James Dalgleish Pollock VC

Cpl James D. Pollock VC, 5th Camerons

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Corporal James Dalgleish Pollock of the 5th Camerons is awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at in the battle at Loos, 27th Sept 1915.

As the 5th Camerons held on to the Hohenzollern Redoubt against fierce German counter attacks, Corporal James Dalgleish Pollock was awarded the Victoria Cross.

His citation reads:

“For most conspicuous bravery near the Hohenzollern redoubt on 27th September 1915.  At about 12 noon, when the enemy’s bombers in superior numbers were successfully working up the “Little Willie” trench towards the Hohenzollern redoubt, Corporal Pollock, after obtaining permission, got out of the trench alone, walked along the top edge with the utmost coolness and disregard of danger, and compelled the enemy’s bombers to retire by bombing them from above.  He was under heavy machine gun fire the whole time, but continued to hold up the progress of the Germans for an hour, when he was at length wounded”.

(London Gazette 18th November 1915)