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Maldon: Author's pens tale about real-life war hero
3:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in Local News
An author has written about the wartime exploits of a hero who sacrificed himself to save his fellow soldiers.
Carole McEntee-Taylor, of Thurstable Close, Tollesbury, has completed her latest book, titled Herbert Columbine VC.
It tells the tale of Walton soldier Private Herbert Columbine, who died aged 24 in the First World War.
He manned a gun turret while surrounding by enemy troops, keeping them at bay while his fellow soldiers escaped.
Eventually killed by a German bomb, he was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross medal for his bravery.
All royalties will go towards a fund to raise money for a life-size statue commemorating the soldier to be installed in Walton.
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