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On 31 October 1918 near Audenarde , Belgium, Sergeant Caldwell was in command of a Lewis gun section engaged in clearing a farmhouse, and when his section came under intense fire at close range, the sergeant rushed towards the farm, captured the enemy position single-handed and took 18 prisoners. This gallant and determined exploit removed a serious obstacle from the line of advance and led to the capture by the section of about 70 prisoners, eight machine-guns and one trench mortar.
He later achieved the rank of Company Sergeant-Major.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Museum of The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Glasgow, Scotland).
- 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 - The Final Days 1918 (Gerald Gliddon, 2000)
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