John Herbert Babington GC

Name: John Herbert Babington

Conflict: Second World War

Gazetted: December 27, 1940

Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

John Herbert Babington GC

Medal group

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