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VC818   Robert Grierson Combe

Name   Robert Grierson Combe   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   818   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, Manitoba Regiment, 27th Battalion



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   South of Acheville, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on Vimy Memorial to the Missing    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   27 June 1917

VC Presented   1919 by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) at Legislative Assembly, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada to his widow, Jean


P  Named on Vimy Memorial to the Missing, France

Named on Family Headstone, Allen Vale Cemetery, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Named on Honours Board, Aberdeen Grammer School, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lake Combe, North Saskatchewan, Canada

By The Way…

He actually rose to the rank of Major, but reverted to Lieutenant, at his own request, in order to serve overseas

VC Held By

Saskatchewan Archives, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada



VC 817 VC 819
VC 817
VC 819

The First World War

BORN   5 August 1880

DIED   3 May 1917   AGE   36

VC Won   3 May 1917   AGE   36

Place VC Won   South of Acheville, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917