Bowraville Frank Partridge VC Military Museum

Bowraville Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
Description

Frank Partridge VC Military Museum in Bowraville commemorates Frank John Partridge who was awarded the Victoria Cross in World War Two. 

Private Partridge was born in Grafton on 29 November 1924 and he enlisted in the army on 21 December 1942 at Macksville, NSW. He was recommended by the Governor General for the Victoria Cross on 23 October 1945 for conspicuous bravery north of Ratsua on 24 July 1945. The insignia was presented by the Governor-General at Government House, Sydney on 13 April 1946 and he was discharged on 17 October 1946.

The Military Museum was once housed in the Bowraville Folk Museum. It then moved to a building next door to the present building which it occupied in 2002. The museum's website states their mission is: "to honour and preserve the memory of all who have served Australia in conflict, to advance and disseminate knowledge about their feats and to encourage visitors to reflect upon the sacrifices given by each person whilst performing their duty."

Inscription

Front Façade:
1940
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
NAMBUCCA SHIRE

MILITARY MUSEUM
FRANK PARTRIDGE VC MUSEUM
MILITARY MUSEUM

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private Frank Partridge World War 2 NX700426 (N454409) Army 8th Infantry Battalion Bougainville view
Address
29 High Street
Bowraville NSW 2449
Location/surrounding area
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Conflict/s
World War 2

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