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 Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Lieutenant G M INGRAM World War 1 AIF Montbrehain, east of Peronne, France view
Private R R INWOOD World War 1 AIF Polygon Wood, east of Ypres, Belgium view
Lance Corporal A JACKA World War 1 AIF Courtney's Post, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey view
Private W JACKSON World War 1 AIF SE of Bois Grenier, near Armentierses, France view
Captain C S JEFFRIES World War 1 AIF Passchendaele, Belgium view
Private J C JENSEN World War 1 AIF Noreuil, France view
Lieutenant W D JOYNT World War 1 AIF Herleville Wood, near Chuignes, France view
Private R KELLIHER World War 2 AIF Near Nadzab, New Guinea view
Private E KENNA World War 2 AIF Near Wewak, New Guinea view
Private T J B KENNY World War 1 AIF Hermies, 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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Established date
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Dedication date: 
10/31/1986
Dedication date
31 October 1986
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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