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VC663   Angus Falconer Douglas-Hamilton

BORN   20 August 1863

DIED   26 September 1915   AGE   52

VC Won  25-26 September 1915  AGE 52

Place VC Won   Hill 70, Loos, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Angus Falconer Douglas-Hamilton   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   663   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 6th (Service) Battalion

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Brighton, Sussex, England

Place Of Death   Hill 70, Loos, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Loos Memorial to the Missing, Dud Corner Cemetery, Le Routoire, 2 miles north-west of Lens, Pas de Calais, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Panel 119

Gazetted   18 November 1915

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Anna


P  Named on loos Memorial to the Missing (Panel   119), Dud Corner Cemetery, Le Routoire, 2 miles north-west of Lens, Pas de Calais, France

P  Name on war memorial, Melrose, Borders, Scotland

P  Name on war memorial, Muir of Ord, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

P  Named on Regimental Memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

Named on War Memorial, Holy Trinity Church, Melrose, Borders, Scotland

By The Way…

He was a regular army officer before the war having served in the Sudan, India, China, Malta and South Africa. He retired in 1912 but came out of retirement

VC Held By

Highlanders Regiment Museum, Fort George, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland



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Thank you to Kim Smith and Tony Crofts for photos of Melrose and Muir of Ord war memorials

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