Armadale

A service was held on 12 June to inaugurate this paving-stone at Armadale Station marking the centenary of the death of Lance Corporal William Angus VC who was born nearby. The citation reads...
For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Givenchy on 12 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 whatsoever 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.

Location: Armadale

Company: New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)

Photographer: John Yellowlees

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Date: 12/06/2015

Image number: 51627


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