Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Location: St John's Town of Dalry
|Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:10 pm Post subject: Lt D Mackintosh VC (2), Elder Memorial Chapel Western Infirm
|UKNIWM Ref 54487
Located in the Elder Memorial Chapel in Glasgow Western Infirmary at OS Map Ref NS 563 666.
The infirmary is scheduled for redevelopment in 2013 and it seems unlikely that the chapel will survive so the future of this memorial is yet to be decided.
This is one of two separate stained glass window memorials to this man in the same chapel, this one has only a single window.
Name: MACKINTOSH, DONALD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 11/04/1917
Awards: V C
Additional information: Son of Col. Donald J. Mackintosh, C.B., M.V.O., M.B., LL.D. and Margaret F. Mackintosh, of Western Infirmary House, Glasgow. Educated Fettes College. Joined Seaforth Highlanders in 1914.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 49.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX
Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 8th June, 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and resolution in the face of intense machine gun fire. During the initial advance he was shot through the right leg, but though crippled he continued to lead his men and captured the trench. In the captured trench Lt. Mackintosh collected men of another company who had lost their leader, and drove back a counter-attack. He was again wounded, and although unable to stand, he continued, nevertheless, to control the situation. With only fifteen men left, he ordered his party to be ready to advance to the final objective, and with great difficulty got out of the trench and encouraged his men to advance. He was again wounded and fell. The gallantry and devotion to duty of this officer were beyond all praise."