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VC628   Joseph Harcourt Tombs

BORN   23 March 1888

DIED   28 June 1966   AGE   78

VC Won   16 June 1915   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Near Rue du Bois, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Joseph Harcourt Tombs   No.   10073   

VC Issue No.   628   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, 1st Battalion, B Company

Later   King’s Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Place Of Death   At his home, Second Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Pine Hills Cemetery, Birchmount Road, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   2 July 1966

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   War Veteran Section, Section K, Grave 1056

Gazetted   24 July 1915

VC Presented   12 August 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Pine Hills Cemetery, Birchmount Road, East Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Blue plaque, The Kings School, Brook Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Walk of Heroes, Hall of Memory, Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands

By The Way…

He suffered for many years after the war from his war wounds

VC Held By



VC 627 VC 629
VC 627
VC 629

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