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|David Ross Lauder|
|Born||31 January 1894
Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Died||4 June 1972
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Unit||Royal Scots Fusiliers|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Medal for Bravery (Serbia)
David Ross Lauder VC (31 January 1894 – 4 June 1972) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 13 August 1915 at Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, Private Lauder was with a bombing party retaking a sap when he threw a bomb which failed to clear the parapet and fell amongst the bombing party. There was no time to smother the bomb and Private Lauder at once put his foot on it, thereby localizing the explosion. His foot was blown off, but the remainder of the party escaped unhurt.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)
- VCs of the First World War - Gallipoli (Stephen Snelling, 1995)
- Location of grave and VC medal (Glasgow)