Tag Archives: Victoria Cross

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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Artists’ Rifles HQ in Euston, London

The former HQ of the Artists’ Rifles still stands at 17 Duke’s Road in London, close to Euston station. It is easy to walk past it without noticing that, above the doorway, is a rendition of the regimental badge and … Continue reading

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Sergeant major Fred Hall VC, Winnipeg Rifles

Sergeant major Fred Hall won the Victoria Cross during the Second battle of Ypres in Belgium. Sergeant major Hall was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, on 21 February 1885. He is believed to have emigrated to Canada around 1910. On 23 … 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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