Published: 17/10/2017 11:25 - Updated: 17/10/2017 11:32

Boyndie war hero honoured

A SOLDIER from Boyndie who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in World War One has been honoured in a ceremony.

Margaret Sangster lays a wreath on behalf of the Barron family.
Margaret Sangster lays a wreath on behalf of the Barron family.

 

Corporal Colin Barron was part of the 3rd Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force in Belgium on November 6, 1917.

He rushed a German machine gun point, killing a number of enemy soldiers and taking others prisoner.

A granite slab bearing all the names of VC recipients during World War One has been unveiled at Boyndie Visitor Centre which was formerly a school attended by Colin Barron.

For the full story and more pictures from the ceremony see the Banffshire Journal print edition.

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