Unveiling of the Memorial Stone to Edmund De Wind VC

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At noon on Wednesday 21 March, Ards and North Down Borough Council will be unveiling a memorial stone marking 100 years since Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind’s actions leading to the posthumous award of the Victoria Cross.

The memorial stone will be set in an engraved granite plinth in The Square, Comber, near to where Edmund de Wind was born and grew up. Edmund has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial to the missing near the French village of Albert. He was 34 years old.

Thank you to the Edmund De Wind VC 100 Committee which has, through significant local fundraising initiatives, raised the money to provide the granite plinth.

To find out more about the life and tragic death of Edmund De Wind, visit North Down Museum’s exhibition, in Comber library until end of March. The exhibition will then move to other libraries in the Borough.

A short video by Stephen Kerr of SKPhotos shows the Pozieres Memorial: https://youtu.be/XggreyZYIe0

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