The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

'Sans Peur'       Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders red and white dicing       'Ne Obliviscaris'


MACINTYRE, David Lowe CB

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Victoria Cross awarded 24-27 August 1918


The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.


The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross
"for valour"

Name MACINTYRE, David Lowe CB
Rank Lieutenant
Service The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
attached to 1/6th Bn, Highland Light Infantry
Theatre where VC won Croiselles, France, 24-27 August 1918
Recorded in London Gazzette 26 October 1918
Place & Date of Birth Portnahavan, Isle of Islay, 18 June 1895
Place & Date of Death Edinburgh, 31 July 1967
Burial Ground Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh
Current Location of VC National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle

Scene of Action

During the period 24/27 August 1918 near Hénin and Fontaine, Croisilles, France, Lieutenant MacIntyre, when acting as adjutant of his battalion, was constantly in evidence in the firing line and by his coolness under most heavy shell and machine-gun fire inspired the confidence of all ranks.

On one occasion when extra strong entanglements were encountered, he organised and took forward a party and under heavy fire supervised the making of gaps. Subsequently, when relieved of command of the firing line and an enemy machine-gun opened fire close to him, he rushed it single-handed, putting the team to flight, and then brought in the gun.


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