Private H McIver VC MM and Bar

Private Hugh McIver was a brave and well decorated man, earning a VC as well as the Military Medal, twice. 'At Courcelle le Compte in France he was employed as a company runner, a risky job that involved dodging machine-gun and artillery fire. 'On 23rd Aug 1918 he 'pursued a German scout who ran into a machine-gun post. 'McIver killed six of the men there and capture 20 others along with two guns. 'Later on the men in his trench were being fired on by a British tank in error until he ran out and stopped it. 'He was killed in action 10 days later, on 2nd September and is buried in Vraucourt Cemetery, France. Hugh McIver was born at Linwood, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire on 21st Jun 1890. 'He enlisted in the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots.

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