Our town will hon­our brave trio of heroes

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - OPINION -

There can’t be many towns in Scot­land with three Vic­to­ria Cross re­cip­i­ents hail­ing from within its borders, as Car­luke has.

Thomas Cald­well was awarded his VC for con­spic­u­ous brav­ery in Au­denarde, Bel­gium on Oc­to­ber 31, 1918. While in com­mand of a Lewis gun, Cald­well came un­der fire from a nearby farm and rushed to­ward the en­emy po­si­tion, sin­gle-hand­edly cap­tur­ing it as well as 18 pris­on­ers.

Wil­liam Angus was also hon­oured for his ac­tions dur­ing the First World War, when he darted into no-man’s land to res­cue an in­jured com­rade, fel­low Car­luke man James Martin. Angus sus­tained some 40 wounds in the process, in­clud­ing the loss of an eye.

Don­ald Cameron mean­while earned his in the Sec­ond World War for com­mand­ing the midget sub­ma­rine X6 dur­ing Op­er­a­tion Source.

Cameron’s craft evaded Ger­man anti-sub­ma­rine nets and at­tacked the feared Ger­man war­ship Tir­pitz while it lay hid­den in the Nor­we­gian fjord of Kafjord.

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