Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Irish VC winner on 21/3/1918

    In Memory of
    Second Lieutenant EDMUND DE WIND
    V C

    15th Bn., Royal Irish Rifles
    who died age 34
    on 21 March 1918
    Son of the late Arthur Hughes De Wind, C.E., and Margaret Jane De Wind, of "Kinvara", Comber, Co. Down.

    Remembered with honour

    Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind, 15th Bn Royal Irish Rifles, from Comber, Co. Down was awarded a Victoria Cross for holding his platoon position at Racecourse Redoubt, Groagie, France for seven hours. He was wounded twice and on two occasions he had to lead men out of his trench into heavy fire to clear it of enemy. He died of his wounds that day. A street in Comber is named in his honour. The Canadians claim him also as he worked in Calgary from 1910 to 1914 when he enlisted in the 31st Bn, Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was commissioned in April 1917 into the RIR.

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