On 21 March 1918, Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind was killed in action defending Racecourse Redoubt near Grougie, France on the first day of the German spring offensive.
He was awarded a VC for his actions and became the second Campbell College student to be awarded Britain highest medal for gallantry.
One hundred years later, Edmund’s great-nephew Josh De Wind and wife Dee Ratteree and son Sam, came to Northern Ireland from their home in the USA as part of the centenary commemorations to mark Edmund’s death one hundred years ago.
On 20 March 2018, they attended a reception held at Campbell College.
The following day, 21 March 2018, the family unveiled a memorial to Edmund in his home town of Comber that had been erected by the community and Ards and North Down Borough Council.