Queens Own Highlanders

(Seaforth & Camerons)

Regimental Association

Lt. Colonel Angus F. Douglas-Hamilton VC

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Lieutenant Colonel Angus F Douglas-Hamilton of the 6th Camerons wins the Victoria Cross at Loos, 25th-26th Sept. 1915.

His citation reads:

“For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when commanding his battalion during operations on the 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 is mainly due to his bravery, untiring energy, and splendid leadership that the line at this point was enabled to check the enemy’s advance.”

(London Gazette 18th November 1915.)