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Reference: 37314
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Major Angus Falconer Douglas-Hamilton (1863-1915). The Cameron Highlanders, The Depot. One of four VC winners copied for a composite picture in January 1929. Commissioned into the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in 1884, he served in the Sudan, Gibraltar, Malta, South Africa, North China, and India, attaining the rank of major by 1901. He retired in 1912, whilst remaining on the reserve list. In 1914 he was recalled and promoted to a temporary Lieutenant-Colonelcy in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Reserve of Officers, commanding the 6th Battalion. He was awarded the VC for the following action: On 25th September 1915 during operations on Hill 70 at the Battle of Loos, Douglas-Hamilton, when the battalions on his right and left had retired, rallied his own battalion again and again and led his men forward four times. The last time he led all that remained, about 50 men, in a most gallant manner, and was killed at their head. It was due to his bravery, and splendid leadership that the line at this point was able to check the enemy's advance. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Highlanders' Museum in Fort George. He is also depicted in the oil painting by Joseph Gray of the 6th Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders at the Battle of Loos, 1915, which hangs in the museum.
Reference: 27563a
Major Angus Falconer Douglas-H...