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COMBE, ROBERT GRIERSON

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
03/05/1917
Age:
35
Regiment/Service:
Canadian Infantry
 
27th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference:
 
Memorial:
VIMY MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of James and Elizabeth Combe, of Aberdeen, Scotland; husband of Jean Traquair Donald Combe, of 155, Linden Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 27th June, 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and example. He steadied his Company under intense fire and led them through the enemy barrage, reaching the objective with only five men. With great coolness and courage Lt. Combe proceeded to bomb the enemy, and inflicted heavy casualties. He collected small groups of men and succeeded in capturing the Company objective, together with eighty prisoners. He repeatedly charged the enemy, driving them before him, and whilst personally leading his bombers was killed by an enemy sniper. His conduct inspired all ranks, and it was entirely due to his magnificent courage that the position was carried, secured and held."

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VIMY MEMORIAL

Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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