Samuel George Pearse V.C.Print Page
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.
|Address:||Deakin Avenue & Thirteenth Street, Mildura, 3500|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.191996|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2004|
SGT. SAMUEL G. PEARSE VC MM
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