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VC956   Herbert George Columbine

Name   Herbert George Columbine  No.  50720   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   956   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Machine Gun Corps, 9th Squadron


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Penge, South London, England

Place Of Death   Hervilly Wood, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on PoziΦres Memorial to the Missing,PoziΦres British Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, 3 miles north-east of Albert, Somme, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Panel 93

Gazetted   28 June 1918

VC Presented   22 June 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Emma


P  Named on Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Church Memorial Gardens, Marine Parade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Bronze Statue, The Esplanade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

P  Bronze Bust, Columbine Centre, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

P  Replica Bust on pedastal, Parish Church Memorial Gardens, Marine Parade, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Named on Memorial, All Saints Garrison Church, Aldershot, Hampshire

P  Columbine Gardens, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

By The Way…

A statue to Herbert Columbine was unveiled in August 2014 on the seafront at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

VC Held By

Royal British Legion, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, England    



VC 955 VC 957
VC 955
VC 957

BORN   28 November 1893

DIED   22 March 1918  AGE   24

VC Won   22 March 1918   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Hervilly Wood, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War