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VC626   William Angus

BORN   28 February 1888

DIED   14 June 1959   AGE   71

VC Won   12 June 1915   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Givenchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   William Angus   No.   7709   

VC Issue No.   626   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Highland Light Infantry, 8th Battalion

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Armadale, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Law Hospital, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Wilton Cemetery, Kilmory Road, off Wilton Road, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   17 June 1959

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Lair 36, Section O

Gazetted   29 June 1915

VC Presented   30 August 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Wilton Cemetery, Kilmory Road, off Wilton Road, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Angus Road, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial Arch, Hamilton, Sth Lanarkshire

Named on stone memorial, Market Place, Carluke, Lanarkshire

Stained glass window, Lifestyle Centre, Carluke, Lanarkshire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Market Square, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Railway Station, Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland


By The Way…

He was a professional footballer with Glasgow Celtic, although didn't ever play for the first team


VC Held By

Scottish United Services Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

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