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
Lieutenant A S BLACKBURN World War 1 AIF Pozieres, France view
Gurney A S GURNEY World War 2 AIF Tel el Eisa, Egypt view
Corporal A S BURTON World War 1 AIF Lone Pine trenches, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey view
Major B A WARK World War 1 Bullecourt to Joncourt, France view
Private B S KINGSBURY World War 2 AIF Isurava, Kokoda Trail, Papua view
Lance Corporal B S GORDON World War 1 AIF Fargny Wood, east of Bray, France view
Lieutenant C POPE World War 1 Louverval, France view
Sergeant C C CASTLETON World War 1 AIF Pozieres, France view
Lieutenant Colonel C G W ANDERSON World War 2 AIF Muar River, Malaya view
Captain C S JEFFRIES World War 1 AIF Passchendaele, Belgium 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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