Angus Buchanan VC

Name: Angus Buchanan

Conflict: First World War

Gazetted: September 26, 1916

Service: Army

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Angus Buchanan VC
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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