Homecoming of Corporal Angus

Year: 1915

In 1915 possibly the largest crowd ever gathered to welcome home Corporal William Angus who had been awarded the Victoria Cross for rescuing a wounded soldier from ‘No Man’s Land’.   What made it all the more special to the town was the man he saved, Lieutenant James Martin, also came from Carluke.  During his daring rescue, Angus was wounded forty time.   The Victoria Cross was also won by Sergeant Thomas Caldwell in 1918 for single-handedly destroying a machine-gun nest and taking eighteen prisoners.

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