children who attend Crawforddyke Primary are assigned to a School
House. Our House names are Angus, Cameron, Caldwell and Ramage. Each
House has been named after gallant soldiers from Carluke.
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Each year House Captains and Vice Captains are appointed from the
primary seven children. Their role is: -
To lead their house and to be positive role models for our
To encourage House members to work for House points.
To lead House events to raise money for school funds and
To hold regular discussions with school management about
ideas they have to enhance school life.
To keep the local press informed of our school's news and
At the end of each year the House with the most points is presented
with the House Cup to mark their achievements.
The History of Our Houses
Angus House was named after Lance Corporal William Angus.
This Celtic player and pit worker volunteered to fight with
the Highland Light Infantry at the outbreak of World War1.
He was wounded an incredible 40 times and lost one eye while
saving the life of an army officer in Givenchy, France, in
1915. He received a hero's welcome on his return home. He
was awarded the Victoria Cross, the country's highest military
honour. He was the first Scottish Territorial to win the Victoria
Cross. In Hamilton town square there is a memorial to honour
the 14 Lanarkshire men who have been awarded the VC. The granite
arch was unveiled on Friday 19th April 2002 by Dr John Reid.
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Cameron House was named after Lieutenant Donald Cameron. This
naval officer destroyed Hitler's much feared battleship Tirpitz
in a one- man midget submarine raid on the Trondheim Fjord in
northern Norway in September 1943. Lieutenant Cameron carried
out the attack after travelling 1,000 miles from a secret base.
He was captured during the raid and sent to a Prisoner of War
camp. He learned that he had been awarded the Victoria Cross,
the country's highest military honour while still in the camp.
In Hamilton town square there is a memorial to honour the 14
Lanarkshire men who have been awarded the VC. The granite arch
was unveiled on Friday 19th April 2002 by Dr John Reid.
Caldwell House was named after Sergeant Thomas Caldwell. He
won a Victoria Cross in 1918 while in command of a Lewis gun
section of the 12th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, in Audenarde,
Belgium. His section came under heavy fire trying to take a
farmhouse full of German soldiers. Sergeant Caldwell single-handedly
rushed the building, taking 18 prisoners. His bravery helped
clear a way for the line of advance and led to the capture of
a further 70 prisoners. In Hamilton town square there is a memorial
to honour the 14 Lanarkshire men who have been awarded the VC.
The granite arch was unveiled on Friday 19th April 2002 by Dr
Ramage House was named after Sergeant Arthur Ramage. He served
in the local Territorials before the First World War, and in
June 1915 he embarked for France. In September of the same year
during a heavy enemy attack on his Machine-Gun Section he showed
outstanding bravery by bringing several severely wounded comrades
to safety from no-man's land. For this he was awarded the Military
Medal. The following year he rescued his officer under a hail
of enemy fire and received a bar to his Military Medal. That
year he was also awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for
outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty in the reconnaissance
of a farm held by the enemy. The French government presented
him with the award of the Croix de Guerre. This brave man was
killed by a sniper's bullet at the 3rd battle of Ypres, on 1st
August, 1917 when he was just 26 years old.
All four men have had streets named after them in the Crawforddyke
area of our town and are recognised as local heroes.
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