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14-July-2015
14-July-2015

Photographs supplied by Tim Fitzgerald / Sandra Brown

A garden commemorates Samuel George Pearse V.C. (Victoria Cross) who was born in Wales and emigrated to Mildura with his family.

On 29 August 1919 during at attack on an enemy battery position north of Emtsa, Pearse, under heavy enemy fire, cut his way through barbed wire thus clearing a way for troops to enter. Enemy fire from a blockhouse was causing casualties so Pearse charged single-handed, killing the occupants with bombs.

He was killed by machine-gun fire several minutes later. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Location

Address:Deakin Avenue & Thirteenth Street, Mildura, 3500
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.191996
Long: 142.153636
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2004
Front Inscription

SGT. SAMUEL G. PEARSE VC MM
MEMORIAL GARDEN

In Memory Of
Sgt Sam Pearse VC MM
A Citizen Of Mildura
Killed In Action
North Russia 29 Aug. 1919
Awarded Victoria Cross Posthumously
Erected by Mildura R.S.L. 2004

Source: MA
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