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VC532   Job Henry Charles Drain

BORN   15 October 1895

DIED   26 July 1975  AGE   79

VC Won   26 August  1914   AGE   18

Place VC Won   Le Cateau, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Job Henry Charles Drain  No.  69960

VC Issue No.   532   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery, 37th Howitzer (H) Battery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Driver

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Barking, Essex, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 42 Greatfields Road, Barking, Essex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Rippleside Cemetery, Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot U, Grave 158

Gazetted   25 November 1914

VC Presented   1 December 1914 by King George V in the field at Locon, France


P  Headstone, Rippleside Cemetery, Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, England

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Statue, The Broadway, Barking, East London

P  Blue plaque, Greatfield Road, Barking, East London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, The Broadway, Barking, East London

By The Way…

He managed to go through the whole war and VC action, without being wounded once

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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