The Gordons


Private George McIntosh VC


Private McIntosh, aged 20, was in the 1/6th Battallion which was consolidating its position at the battle of Passchendaele on 31st July 1917. His company came under heavy machine gun fire at close range, at which point he rushed at the enemy and threw a grenade, killing two Germans. He entered the dugout, seized two machine guns and brought them back to the lines. His prompt action saved many lives and enabled the company to establish its defenses.

George Imlach McIntosh was born in Buckie in Banffshire on 24th April 1897. His medal was presented to him by King George V. In World War 2 he served in the RAF reaching the rank of flight sergeant. He died in Aberdeen on 20th June 1960.


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by Stephen Luscombe