Tag Archives: Machine Gun Corps

Work begins on statue of Essex VC winner

Work has begun on a statue to mark the centenary of the start of World War I. EADT24 reports that that a seven foot-tall bronze figure of Private Herbert Columbine VC of the Machine Gun Corps is being created by … Continue reading

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Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades’ memorial project

The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) Old Comrades’ Association is attempting to photograph all MGC graves and names on memorials. It is hoping to commemorate every MGC soldier who lost their life during World War I. The MGC Old Comrades’ Association … Continue reading

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Scunthorpe war memorial uncovered after 50 years

A First World War memorial that had been stored for 50 years at Scunthorpe’s Old Brumby United Church (formerly St Mark’s Methodist Church) is to be rededicated on 3 March. Website This is Scunthorpe reports that relatives of any of those … Continue reading

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Dame Judi Dench supports campaign to remember VC winner

Dame Judi Dench is supporting a plan to erect a statue in memory of a World War I Victoria Cross recipient. Private Herbert Columbine, 24, was a private in the Machine Gun Corps and was awarded the decoration posthumously for … Continue reading

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Joining ‘The Mutton Lancers’ in 1914

‘I see from my discharge papers that I enlisted on 27 August 1914. As I was born on 26 January 1898, it follows that I was sixteen years and seven months old. ‘The Battle of Mons had just been fought, … Continue reading

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