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3 May 1917 Lieutenant Robert Grierson Combe VC


Robert was born in Aberdeen on 5 August 1880, the youngest of six children of Presbyterian parents James and Elizabeth Combe. On 24 April 1906, Robert emigrated to Canada via Liverpool, destination Montreal. He arrived 1 May.  A pharmacist from Moosomin, Saskatchewan, on 1st April 1915 he enlisted at Sewell Camp into the Canadian Expeditionary Fo…

18 August 1917 : Sgt Frederick John Hobson VC


Frederick was born 23 September 1873 in Norwood, London the son of John Hobson (a stone mason) and Sarah Hobson (nee Wallace) then living at 14 Wood St, Pancras.  With the death of his father and mother when still young, leaving only one surviving sister, Frederick joined the British Army and served during the Boer War. After a few years back in E…

21 May 1915: 19991 Pte Frederick Francis Barnes, 10th Bn CEF (Alberta Regiment)


19991 Pte Frederick Francis Barnes, 10th Bn CEF (Alberta Regiment). Frederick was born in Southampton on30 May 1894. His mother and sister ran a girls school. Frederick emigrated to Canada where he became a bank clerk. He enlisted into the army at Valcartier on 25 September 1914 and was killed during his battalion's attack on the ‘K5 Redoubt' ne…