Major Stuart W Loudoun-Shand, VC

Major Stuart W Loudoun-Shand, VCFor most conspicuous bravery near Fricourt on the 1st July I9I6.

When his company attempted to climb over the parapet to attack the enemy's trenches they were met by very fierce machine gun fire, which temporarily stopped their progress. Major Shand immediately leapt on the parapet, helped the men over it and encouraged them in every way until he fell mortally wounded.

Even then he insisted on being propped up in the trench, and went on encouraging the non-commissioned officers and men until he died.