William Angus VC | Service Record

First Name(s)William
Place of BirthArmadale, Scotland
Club(s)Carluke Rovers
Vale of Leven
Wishaw Thistle
ServiceBritish Army
RankActing Sergeant
Service Number241464
Previous Service Number(s)7709
Regiment or CorpsCameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Previous Regiment(s) or CorpsHighland Light Infantry
Unit(s)8th (Lanark) Battalion*
Type of Casualty (If applicable)-
Theatre of War (If applicable)-
Date of Death (If applicable)-
Place of Death (If applicable)-
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)-
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)-
Grave Photograph-
Awards and DecorationsVictoria Cross
Citation(s)Victoria Cross:
No. 7709 Lance-Corporal William Angus*. 8th (Lanark) Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Givenchy on the 12th June, 1915, in voluntarily leaving his trench under very heavy bomb and rifle fire, and rescuing a wounded Officer who was lying within a few yards of the enemy’s position. Lance-Corporal Angus had no chance whatever in escaping the enemy’s fire when undertaking this very gallant action, and in effecting the rescue he sustained about 40 wounds from bombs, some of them being very serious."
(The London Gazette, Supplement 29210, 29 June 1915)
Supplementary Notes*Attached 1/8th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)