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Hugh McIver
Birth: Jun. 21, 1890
Kilbarchan
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: Sep. 2, 1918
Courcelles
Departement de l'Yonne
Bourgogne, France

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Scotland, he posthumously received the award in 1919 by British King George V at Buckingham Palace (presented to his parents) in London, England for his actions as a private in the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment) of the British Army on August 23, 1918 near Courcelles-de-Compte, France during the Hundred Days Offensive at the end of World War I. He joined the British Army in August 1914 following the outbreak of World War I and was sent to the Western Front in France with The Royal Scots. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion when employed as a runner on 23rd August 1918, to the east of Courcelles-de-Comte, France. He carried messages regardless of his own safety. Single-handed he pursued an enemy scout into a machine gun post, and, having killed six of the garrison, captured 20 prisoners along with two machine guns. This action enabled the company to advance unchecked. Later he succeeded at great personal risk in stopping the fire of a British tank which was directed in error against our troops at close range. By this very gallant action Private McIver undoubtedly saved many lives." He was killed in combat ten days later near Courcelles-de-Comte at the age of 28. He also received the Military Medal (with bar), the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal (1914-19). His Victoria Cross along with his other medals are on display at the Royal Scots Museum in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Vraucourt Copse Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt
Vaulx-Vraucourt
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: I.A.19.
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2004
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Hugh McIver
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Hugh McIver
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- Jill
 Added: Jun. 21, 2017
A true hero
- Green Hobbit
 Added: Sep. 2, 2016
Remembering you and your service. God Bless.
- HeavenlyPeace
 Added: Jun. 21, 2016
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