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Louis McGuffie
Birth: Mar. 15, 1893
Death: Oct. 18, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Scotland, he received the award posthumously on December 13, 1918 for his actions as a sergeant in the 1/5 Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borders of the British Army on September 28, 1918 near Wytschaete, Belgium during the Hundred Days Offensive near the end of World War I. Born in Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland, he and his three brothers joined the British Army shortly after the outbreak of World War I in July 1914, He initially served in the Gallipoli Campaign, in present-day Turkey before being sent to the Western Front in France. On September 28, 1918, when German forces attacked Wytschaete, he displayed gallantry in repulsing the attack. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 28 September 1918 near Wytschaete, Belgium, during an advance Sergeant McGuffie entered several enemy dug-outs and, single-handed, took many prisoners. During subsequent operations he dealt similarly with dug-out after dug-out, forcing one officer and 25 other ranks to surrender. During the consolidation of the first objective, he pursued and brought back several of the enemy who were slipping away and was also instrumental in rescuing some British soldiers who were being led off as prisoners. Later in the day, while commanding a platoon, he took many more prisoners, but was killed by a shell a few days later." He died at Wytschaete at the age of 25. His Victoria Cross and other medals (1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medal (1914-19)) are on display at the Regimental Museum of The Kings Own Scottish Borderers, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England. A memorial plaque in his honor resides at the town hall in Wigtown, the place of his birth. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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Zantvoorde British Cemetery
Zonnebeke
Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
 
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Record added: Oct 29, 2003
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Louis McGuffie
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Louis McGuffie
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- Kat
 Added: Mar. 15, 2016
your courage and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten
- Wigtown
 Added: Oct. 4, 2015
Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Aug. 21, 2015
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