Stone unveiled for borough’s Victoria Cross recipient

Published Friday, 23 March 2018

A soldier from Penge posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, has been honoured with a commemorative stone.

On the centenary of his death on 22 March 1918, Private Herbert George Columbine of 9th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps was recognised in a ceremony at Penge War Memorial, where a commemorative stone was unveiled by The Worshipful, the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Kathy Bance MBE. It is expected that by November, all 628 Victoria Cross recipients of the First World War will have been commemorated.