Search results for Vimy Memorial.

3 August 1917 Lieut Robert Combe died in combat and was awarded the VC

/on-this-day/3-august-1917-lieut-robert-combe-died-in-combat-and-was-awarded-the-vc/

Born in Aberdeen on 5 August 1880, Robert Combe left for Canada age 26 in 1906. A pharmacist in Saskatchewan, in April 1915 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Although Combe qualified as a Major he asked to revert to the rank of Lieutenant so that he could transfer to a combat role. On 3 August 1917 in Acheville, he led his company …