Exhibition Marking 100th Anniversary of the Death of Edmund De Wind VC
Exhibition launch Fri 9 March 2pm
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Comber’s Victoria Cross winner, Edmund De Wind, North Down Museum are launching an exhibition at Comber Library, Looking at his life and tragic death.
Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind was killed in action on 21st March 1918, Aged 34 Years, at Grugies St Quentin, defending the Race Course Redoubt for seven hours almost single-handed until he was fatally wounded. He was awarded the VC for his valour and self-sacrifice.
This exhibition is part of the larger commemoration event taking place on 21st March, the 100th Anniversary of De Wind’s death, when a new plinth will be unveiled in Comber Square.