Angus Buchanan VC
Name: Angus Buchanan
Conflict: First World War
Gazetted: September 26, 1916
Place/date of birth: Coleford, Gloucestershire/August 11, 1894
Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Temporary Captain
Date of bravery: April 5, 1916
London Gazette citation:
Lt. (temp. Capt.) Angus Buchanan, S. Wales Bord.
For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack an 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, on seeing this, 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 wounded man, again under heavy fire.
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Other decorations: MC
Place/date of death: Gloucester, Gloucestershire/March 1, 1944
Grave/memorials: Coleford Church, Gloucestershire/Playing fields, Coleford, Gloucestershire; Havard Chapel, Brecon Cathedral,
Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2013
Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum