Job Henry Charles Drain VC

Name: Job Henry Charles Drain

Conflict: First World War

Gazetted: November 25, 1914

Service: Army

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Job Henry Charles Drain VC
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Place/date of birth: Barking, Essex/October 15, 1895

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Driver (later Sergeant)

Date of bravery: August 26, 1914

London Gazette citation [joint citation]:

Driver 69960. Job Henry Charles Drain. 37th Battery Royal Field Artillery.

At Le Cateau on 26th August, as volunteers, helping to save guns under fire from hostile infantry who were 100 yards away.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Barking, Essex/July 26, 1975

Grave/memorials: Rippleside Cemetery, Barking, Essex; Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2008

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum