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 Angus Buchanan

Angus Buchanan

Birth
Coleford, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England
Death 1 Mar 1944 (aged 49)
Gloucester, City of Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Coleford, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England
Memorial ID 8024952 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Temporary Captain, in the 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. During an attack at the Falauyah Lines, Mesopotamia on April 5, 1916, a British officer was lying out in the open severely wounded about 150 yards from cover. Two men went to his assistance and one of them was hit at once. Captain Buchanan immediately went out and with the help of the other man, carried the wounded officer to cover under heavy machine gun fire. He then returned and brought in the second wounded man alone under heavy fire. For most conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in September 1916.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 24 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8024952
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Angus Buchanan (11 Aug 1894–1 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8024952, citing Coleford Cemetery, Coleford, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .