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The Kevin Wheatley VC Memorial Wall commemorates those from Campbelltown district who died in service or were killed ina ction in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

Kevin Wheatley was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) posthumously for his actions in Vietnam.

Kevin Wheatley was 28 years old, and a Warrant Officer II in the Australian Army Training Team, Australian Forces during the Vietnam War when he was awarded the VC. On 13 November 1965 in Tra Bong, Vietnam, Warrant Officer Class Two Wheatley insisted on staying with a wounded comrade against overwhelming odds and in spite of ample opportunity to make good his escape, he was killed while defending his comrade.



Address:303 Queen Street, Dredges Cottage, Campbelltown, 2560
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.070083
Long: 150.811054
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Campbelltown City Council
Monument Manufacturer:Campbelltown City Council


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th July, 2002
Front Inscription

Kevin Wheatley V.C. Memorial

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Boer War 1899 - 1902
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World War One 1914 - 1918
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Vietnam War 1962 - 1973
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Soldier Settlers 1919
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The Kevin Wheatley VC Memorial Wall commemorates the Fallen of the Campbelltown District
The Boer War 1899 - 1902
World War I 1914 - 1918
World War II 1939 - 1945
Vietnam War 1962 - 1973
Soldier Settlers 1919 - 1929

This Memorial Wall was unveiled by Mr Keith Payne VC and Ms Edna Wheatley in the presence of Senator The Hon. Robert Hill, Minister for Defence on Sunday 14 July 2002
Designed and Constructed by Campbelltown City Council


Right Side Inscription

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

(Capt. John McCrae, Royal Canadian Medical Corps 1915 d: 28 January 1918)

Source: MA,NRWM
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