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
Captain N R HOWSE South African Campaign Army Vredefort, Orange Free State view
Corporal P DAVEY World War 1 AIF Merris, France view
Sergeant P C STATTON World War 1 Near Proyart, France view
Private P E GRATWICK World War 2 AIF Battle of El Alamein, Egypt view
Private P J BUGDEN World War 1 AIF Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium view
Major P J BADCOE Vietnam War AMF Thua Thien Provence, South Vietnam view
Lieutenant P V STORKEY World War 1 Hangard Wood, France view
Private R KELLIHER World War 2 AIF Near Nadzab, New Guinea view
Lieutenant R MCCARTHY World War 1 AIF Near Madame Wood, west of Vermandovillers, France view
Private R MACTIER World War 1 Mont St. Quentin, north of 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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