• Short Summary

    Homecoming party for wounded Scottish hero and man whose life he saved

  • Description

    Exact location unknown - Scotland.

    World War One. Decorations. Homecoming party for wounded Scottish hero. Lance Corporal William Angus; Victoria Cross medal winner; shown with Lieutenant James Martin; whose life Angus saved. The men wear Highland Light Infantry berets with checked borders; Angus has eye patch .. Older men in civilian clothes stand behind them. Shot of the soldiers; along with other men; women; children (hero's family); heading into building; banner hangs over entrance: 'East; West; Hame's Best'. Back view of Lt. Martin; and older man in bowler helping the hero to walk; as he seems to be temporarily lame. One man carries something in a large frame; a certificate or something. Some kind of ivy (or laurel) leaves strung up in festive way.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1852.24
    Media URN:
    71469
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:56:00 / 01:28:36:00
    Canister:
    ON 015 K aka G 0033 A

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Corporal Angus" is Lance Corporal William Angus. He was a former player for the Celtic football club.

    "Lieutenant Martin" is James Martin.

    "The men wear berets with checked borders" - this is the cap of the Highland Light Infantry.

    "he seems to be temporarily lame" - Angus received some 40 separate injuries (including the loss of his eye) during the action for which he won his Victoria Cross.

    Details of his heroics can be seen here.....

    www.glesga.ukpals.com/celti
    c/wangus.htm

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  2. jamied says

    Given that the battle in which Young won his Victoria Cross took place in 1915, the date range can safely be reduced to 1915-18.

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  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Anyone know what happened to William in later years?

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