Victoria Cross Memorial - Queen Victoria Building Sydney



Wooden honour board set in glass case, within the Queen Victoria Building. Lists the names of Australians awarded the Victoria Cross.

Includes a painting by G. W. Thomas (on loan by permission of Queen Elizabeth II) of Queen Victoria presenting the first Victoria Crosses in London's Hyde Park on 26th June 1857.

An accompanying model of a Russian 64pdr cannon, which was captured at Sebastopol in 1854, was crafted by apprentices from H.M.A. Naval Dockyard, Garden Island, Sydney.



'This plaque commemorates the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh to the Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, in the presence of

Sir Roden Cutler VC AK KCMG KCVO CBE

Private Edward Kenna VC WOII

Keith Payne VC

on the occasion of the Sesquicentenary of the City of Sydney, 23rd February 1992'

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Lieutenant Colonel C G W ANDERSON World War 2 AIF Muar River, Malaya view
Lance Corporal T L AXFORD World War 1 AIF Vaire and Hamel Woods, France view
Major P J BADCOE Vietnam War AMF Thua Thien Provence, South Vietnam view
Private R M BEATHAM World War 1 AIF Rosieres, near Villers-Bretonneux, France view
Lieutenant F W BELL South African Campaign Army Brakpan, Transvaal view
Second Lieutenant F BIRKS World War 1 AIF Glencourse Wood, near Ypres, Belgium view
Trooper J H BISDEE South African Campaign Army Warm Bad, Transvaal view
Lieutenant A S BLACKBURN World War 1 AIF Pozieres, France view
Lieutenant A C BORELLA World War 1 AIF Villers-Bretonneux, France view
Corporal W E BROWN World War 1 AIF Villers-Bretonneux, France view
Queen Victoria Building, George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Mr John K. Wright, State Library of New South Wales
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
31 October 1986
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