Angus Buchanan

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VC692   Angus Buchanan

BORN   11 August 1894

DIED   1 March 1944   AGE   49

VC Won   5 April 1916   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Falauiyah Lines, Mesopotamia, now Iraq

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Angus Buchanan   No.      

VC Issue No.   692   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   South Wales Borderers, 4th Battalion, B Company

Later   Royal Regiment of Wales

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Old Bank House, Coleford, Gloucestershire, England

Place Of Death   Gloucester Royal Infirmary, Gloucestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Coleford Cemetery Churchyard, Gloucestershire, England

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   6 March 1944

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 September 1916

VC Presented   8 November 1917 by King George V at Durdham Downs, Bristol, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Coleford Cemetery Churchyard, Gloucestershire, England

P  Plaque in St John the Evangelist, Parish Church of Coleford, Gloucestershire

P  Memorial Park with name on gates, and stone memorial, Coleford, Gloucestershire

P  Buchanan Close, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

Memorial Plaque, Monmouth School, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

House named after him, Monmouth School, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales


By The Way…

Being blinded during the war, he learnt to read braille and became a solicitor, working on his own in a practice in Coleford, Gloucestershire


VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M

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