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15-March-2016
15-March-2016
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
A framed honour roll which also contains photographs and historical information commemorates the 96 Australian recipients of the Victoria Cross from 1900 to 1969. 

The Victoria Cross is the highest award for acts of bravery in wartime. It was instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria and made retrospective to 1854 to cover the period of the Crimean War. It is possible for any serving member of the armed forces to obtain this award.

The Victoria Cross is designed in the form of the Maltese Cross: in the centre of the medal is a lion guardant standing upon the Royal Crown. The words "For valour" are inscribed below. The Victoria Cross is suspended from a crimson ribbon. On the reverse of the cross the date of the act of bravery is inscribed, along with the name, rank, and unit of the recipient.

Location

Address:Marshall & Lewis Streets, Cobar Memorial Services Club, Cobar, 2835
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.498304
Long: 145.840472
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Approx. Event Start Date:1900
Approx. Event End Date:1969

Dedication

Front Inscription
A TRIBUTE TO AUSTRALIA'S 96 VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS 1960 - 1969

           May Their Names Liveth For Evermore

  OUR GLORIOUS 96 VICTORIA CROSS RECIPIENTS
                      (Names) 
Source: MA
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