200076 Andrew Drummond ANGUS, MC, 3 Grenadier Guards

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    Angus, Andrew Drummond
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 200076
    Regiment: 3 Battalion Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 07 December 1944
    Date 1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/8

    1st Guards Brigade, 6th British Armoured Division 10 Corps
    200076 War Substantive Lieutenant, Temporary Captain Angus Andrew Drummond ANGUS, 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    For outstanding devotion to duty, and courage.

    In the attack on PERUGIA by 3rd Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS on 18 June Captain ANGUS, the Battalion Signal Officer was in charge of a small party of Signallers in a Carrier and Jeep, and was endeavouring to find a track to forward Companies to establish communications, which were vital at the time.

    The Jeep which was leading the party set off two "S" Mines, wounding the Intelligence Officer and a wireless operator. Captain ANGUS sent the wounded man back in the Carrier and was tending to the Intelligence Officer, who was badly wounded, when two Despatch Riders moved up behind, and set off three more mines. These killed on Despatch Rider, seriously wounded the other Despatch Rider and the driver of the Jeep, and wounded Captain ANGUS in three places.

    In spite of these wounds this Officer managed to lift the more badly wounded man into the jeep and drive it back himself to the Regimental Aid Post. He then insisted on going back with Stretcher Bearers to bring in the other wounded, declaring that he was the only one who knew the whereabouts of the mines. It was only when all the wounded were finally brought in that Captain ANGUS allowed his own wounds to be dressed, by which time he was weak from loss of blood.

    On three occasions during operations between 30th May and 17th June, Captain ANGUS, by his own initiative and skill, and complete disregard for his own personal safety has been entirely responsible for keeping open the vital communications within and outside the Battalion.

    Granted an Immediate M.C.
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