Sergeant Albert Lowerson V. C. Print Page
A monument commemorates Albert Lowerson who was awarded the Victoria Cross in World War One.
|Address:||Clyde Street, Myrtleford, 3737|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.561954|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Lis Johnson|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 25th April, 2015|
Albert (Alby) David Lowerson VC
1896 - 1945
On the 1st of September 1918 at Mont St Quentin France, an attacking party was held up by a strong point manned by 12 machine guns. Sergeant Lowerson took seven men, and attacking the flanks of the post, rushed the strong point and captured it, together with the 12 guns and 30 prisoners. He was severely wounded in the right thigh, but refused to leave the front line until the position had been consolidated.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra
Sculptor : Lis Johnson
The Myrtleford RSL Sub-Branch Inc., sponsors of the Albert David Lowerson VC bronze memorial sculpture, wish to thank all members of the Myrtleford community for their support and donations .
A special mention is made of the following funding partners
The Commonwealth Department of Veterans`Affairs
The Victorian Government
Alpine Shire Council
Myrtleford Alpine Rally
Bright Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank
Lions Club of Myrtleford
Rotary Club of Myrtleford
Club Savoy Myrtleford
Carter Holt Harvey
Tiff & Barbara Rayner