William Angus VC photographed with Lord Newlands and Lt Martin at Carluke railway station on his arrival home.

In deference to the VC hero, both men have removed their own medals, including Lt Martin's Military Cross, awarded for gallantry a few weeks prior to his rescue by Angus.

Over Lord Newlands' right shoulder is Mr George Angus, the hero's father. He had travelled to London to join the vast crowd watching at Buckingham Palace as the King presented the VC. On hearing that he was present, the King ordered him to be found and brought to join them for the presentation.