Le Cateau, France 26th August 1914
On this day, the 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, had lost four of their six
howitzer guns in action. Driver Job Drain was one of the soldiers who
volunteered to recover the last of the guns. Under intense fire and showing
disregard for his own safety, he drove his team of horses within yards
of the German lines, retrieving the last remaining gun thus preventing
It from falling into enemy hands.
For this act of bravery he received the Victoria Cross
In memory of the sons and daughters of Barking and Dagenham who
fell in the Great War.