Can people power win Maldon war hero Ben Cobey a Victoria Cross 100 years after his death?

We hope so - and we need your help.

In this centenary year of the start of the First World War, the Standard believes the Government should finally recognise the 19-year-old’s sacrifice for his country.

Ben’s family have long campaigned for him to be given the same recognition as his three survivingcomrades.

He died during the Battle of Mons in France in August 1914 while pulling the guns away from the battle line, following an order to retreat.