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Walton on the Naze
Essex

East of England

Walton Road

Pte. H.G. Columbine

Herbert George Columbine VC
Penge, London 1893 - Hervilly Wood, France 1918
private in the 9th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps, British Army during the First World War
(Wikipedia)

1920

Walton on the Naze /  Pte. H.G. Columbine   Walton on the Naze /  Pte. H.G. Columbine

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

Walton on the Naze - Pte. H.G. Columbine

Pte. H.G. Columbine V.C.
Killed in Action
22nd March 1916
He Refused to Retire
when he might have
done so and by his
self sacrifice and
devotion to duty he
was the means of holding
up a large number of
the enemy for four hours

(the year 1916 is wrong)

erected by his
friends and
countrymen
in
ever grafefull
memory in the year
1920

this plaque
was affixed in 1957
as a token of the fact
that the memory of a
gallant comrade
is still green in the minds
of the members of the
xixth royal hussars (Queen Alexandras Own)
association

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Location (N 51°50'52" - E 1°16'0")

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