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John Edmondson VC Memorial Clock

John Edmondson VC Memorial Clock
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool City Council
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Description / Background

The John Edmondsen VC Memorial clock was paid for by donations from all around the Commonwealth. The Clock commemorates the sacrifice of Corporal Edmondson who was awarded the first Victoria Cross of World War II.

The clock is mounted on a red granite base. On one side is the below inscription, and on the other sides are the names of the fallen from the Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War.

It was originally located at the south end of Macquarie Street in Liverpool, but had been vandalised, and was no longer in a prominent position. It was moved to its present location in the Liverpool City Library forecourt and re-dedicated on 28 September 1988.


Erected to the memory of Corporal John Hurst Edmondson V.C. Killed in Action, Tobruk 14th April 1941. His actions throughout the operations were outstanding for resolution, leadership and conspicuous bravery.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
R J Clark World War 1 view
S B Clarke World War 1 view
F G Clarke World War 2 view
W F Cloke World War 1 view
LT De Meyrick World War 2 view
E Desreaux World War 2 view
Corporal John Hurst Edmondson Second World War, 1939–45 NX15705 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) North Africa 1940 - 1942 view
J H Edmondson World War 2 view
F H Evans World War 1 view
A L Keato World War 2 view

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170 George Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
Local Government Area
Liverpool, City of
Public square
Memorial type
Clock/clock tower/sundial
Recorded by
Liverpool City Library
Year of construction
October 1956
Dedication date
28 September 1988
South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45