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Job Drain

Barking 1895 - Barking 1975
Driver in the 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, British Army during the First World War
(Wikipedia)
Mark Barnett & Steven Hunter
Bronze Age Ltd.
2009

Barking /  Job Drain   Barking /  Job Drain

Description

Bronze statue of Job Drain in uniform on a stone pedestal, with on the front the Victoria Cross and on the back a relief showing the action of Job Drain, with the text:
Barking - Job Drain

LE CATEAU, FRANCE, 26th AUGUST 1914

On this day, the 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, had lost four of their six howitzer guns in action. Driver Job Drain was one of the soldiers
who volunteered to recover the last of the guns. Under intense fire and showing disregard for his own safety, he drove his team of horses to
within yards of the German lines, retrieving the last remaining gun thus preventing it from falling into enemy hands.

For his act of bravery he received the Victoria Cross.

in memory of the sons and daughters of barking and dagenham who fell in the
great war

Inscription(s)

job
henry charles
drain
vc

Signature

(pedestal) The Figurative | Sculpture Studio | Steven Hunter | Douglas Jennings | Mark Barnett | Cast by Bronze Age Ltd
(statue) Hunter 09
(relief) Barnet 09.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Barnett, Mark
  • Bronze Age Ltd.
  • Drain, Job
  • Hunter, Steven
  • Soldier
  • Statue
  • War Memorial (UK - WWI)
  • Location N 51°32'7" E 0°4'39"

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