HOW A BRAVE OFFICER DIED.
Lanco-rorpor.il Martin, of tho Soaforth Highlanders, thus describes the gallant death of his commanding officer, Captain David G. Mcthvon, or oyitoss Park, Kirkcaldy, who for bis services m South Africa received tho Queen’s medal with three clasps, and tho King’s with two. Ho was in his 30tli year, and was an onlv son. Tho G ormans occupied a ndgo in tho vicinity of Lille, and it was nllotcd to Captain Mcthvon and his company to drive them from their position at tho point of the bavnnot. Tho Gorman trenches were on Hie top of a stoop little hill, and up this Captain Mcthvon rushed, his men scrambling after him. Tho gallant captain did not halt until ho readied the very brink of the cncmv’s trenches, and then, silhouetted against tho sky-line—a striking figure, with sword in ono hand and revolver in the other—ho half-turned to nave his men onward, ft was thus hj fell, shot through tho heart at what mud have been point-blank range. Rut the trendies wore won, and tho small force of Germans sullenly surrendered. I had road about men single-handed taking a position like this, hut until I saw Captain Methven’s action I thought these things only happened in story books.
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HOW A BRAVE OFFICER DIED., Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914
HOW A BRAVE OFFICER DIED. Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914
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