Victoria Cross Memorial

Description

 

Wooden honour board set in glass case within a larger wooden cabinet. It is located in the Queen Victoria Building. Lists the names of Australians awarded the Victoria Cross.

The cabinet also 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
  • a model of a Russian 64pdr cannon, which was captured at Sebastopol in 1854, crafted by apprentices from HMA Naval Dockyard, Garden Island, Sydney
Inscription

 

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
Temporary Corporal A H BUCKLEY World War 1 AIF Peronne, France view
Private P J BUGDEN World War 1 AIF Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium view
Corporal A S BURTON World War 1 AIF Lone Pine trenches, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey view
Private J CARROLL World War 1 AIF Messines Ridge, St Yves, Belgium view
Private G CARTWRIGHT World War 1 AIF Rood Wood, south-west of Bouchavesnes, France view
Sergeant C C CASTLETON World War 1 AIF Pozieres, France view
Captain R H CHERRY World War 1 AIF Lagnicourt, France view
Lieutenant A CHOWNE World War 2 AIF Dagua, New Guinea view
Private T COOKE World War 1 AIF Pozieres, France view
Private W M CURREY World War 1 AIF Near Peronne, France view
Address
George Street,
Queen Victoria Building,
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Mr John K. Wright, State Library of New South Wales.
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
10/31/1986
Dedication date
31 October 1986
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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