John Herbert Babington GC
Name: John Herbert Babington
Conflict: Second World War
Gazetted: December 27, 1940
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Place/date of birth: Tai Chow Foo, China/February 6, 1911
Rank when awarded GC (and later highest rank): Probationary Temporary Sub Lieutenant (Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander)
Date of bravery: September, 1940
London Gazette citation:
For great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.
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Other decorations: OBE
Place/date of death: Cassington, Oxfordshire/March 24, 1992
Grave/memorials: Headington Crematorium, Oxford; ashes scattered in Plot M
Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2011
Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum