L/C Joseph Tombs

L/C Joseph Tombs also went to the Grammar school early in the 1900’s. He was born in Australia but his family moved to England when he was a boy. He joined the King’s Regiment (Liverpool) in 1912 and during the Battle of Festubert in May 1915 he was awarded the Victoria Cross. His unit had been mown down by enemy fire but on his own initiative Joseph Tombs went into No Man’s Land four times to rescue wounded comrades.

He was wounded himself by shrapnel. He emigrated to Canada in 1921 and died in 1966.