War hero's grandson calls for grandfather's fallen comrade to be awarded Victoria Cross

War hero's grandson calls for grandfather's fallen comrade to be awarded Victoria Cross

Driver Job Draine, who survived the First World War and was awarded a VC

Driver Ben Cobey, who was killed in action and never awarded a posthumous VC

First published in News

The grandson of a First World War hero awarded the Victoria Cross believes his grandfather’s dead comrade should have been given the same honour.

Driver Job Draine, Driver Frederick Luke and Captain Douglas Reynolds were given the highest honour for valour after pulling the guns from the frontline in Le Cateau, France, following an order to retreat.

But Driver Ben Cobey, from Maldon, was shot dead as they charged away from the German infantry, who were less than a hundred yards away.

Driver Draine’s grandson Brian Moody said: “I have felt right the way through he should have won that, he should had that medal."

* Sign the Standard's petition to call on the Government to award Ben a VC here: http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/localnews/11058381.Join_the_fight_to_honour_Maldon_s_forgotten_war_hero/?ref=var_0&ref=mmpg

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9:31pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

Again a pointless petition - the regulations do not allow it, Hindsight is wonderful, but live in the real world. Can we have less emotional twaddle and more news?

(Of course we can't have real news. What - do you think a tabloid press should try and be interested in news??? That's not the point of red top papers says an editor...)
Again a pointless petition - the regulations do not allow it, Hindsight is wonderful, but live in the real world. Can we have less emotional twaddle and more news? (Of course we can't have real news. What - do you think a tabloid press should try and be interested in news??? That's not the point of red top papers says an editor...) Jack222
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