Grieve VC, Robert Cuthbert (Captain, b.1988 - d.1957)

Place Europe: Belgium, Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Messines
Accession Number 2DRL/0260
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Memoir, Map
Maker Grieve, Robert Cuthbert
Lines, Herbert Henry
Date made 1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/2365
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to the First World War service of Captain Robert Cuthbert Grieve VC, 37 Battalion. Collection consists of a typescript account of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917 in which Grieve won the Victoria Cross. Grieve describes in great detail the preparation in the preceeding weeks and the battle itself. Also included is a photocopy of a sketch map of the sector in which Grieve and the 37 Battalion fought. The map was drawn by 318 Private Herbert Henry Lines.