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23-November-2015
23-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
Two plaques, erected on either side of the Seville Primary School gates, commemorate Captain George Mawby Ingram, a former pupil of the school who was awarded the Victoria Cross and Military Medal during World War One. 

Location

Address:School Road, Seville Primary School Gates, Seville, 3139
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.773977
Long: 145.464472
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription
                     
Left Side Inscription
             THE VICTORIA
                    CROSS

On October 5th 1918, Lt George Ingram 
of Seville was with the 24th Battalion in
the attack on Montbrehain in France.
Under intense fire he led a charge that
overcame a heavily defended quarry, 
capturing a number of enemy machine-
gun posts and soldiers. Throughout the
battle he set an inspiring example of
bravery and leadership to those around
him regardless of the danger. For his
actions here he was awarded the highest
medal for valour in the Australian 
Armed Forces: The Victoria Cross, the
last to be awarded to an Australian in World
War One. 

 
Right Side Inscription
                       CAPTAIN
            GEORGE MAWBY
                     INGRAM
                    V.C., M.M.
                     (1889 - 1961)


GEORGE INGRAM WAS BORN IN 1889 NEAR
BENDIGO AND GREW UP IN SEVILLE WHERE
HE AND HIS TWO BROTHERS ATTENDED THE
SEVILLE STATE SCHOOL. DURING THE FIRST
WORLD WAR HE SERVED IN NEW GUINEA 
WITH THE 3RD BATTALION AND THEN IN
EUROPE WITH THE 24TH BATTALION WHERE
HE WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL
AND THE VICTORIA CROSS. BOTH HIS
BROTHERS WERE KILLED IN THE WAR. HE 
RETURNED HOME TO SEVILLE IN 1919 TO A 
HERO`S WELCOME AND WAS EVENTUALLY
TO BECOME ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SHRINE
OF REMEMBRANCE GUARDS. THIS MADE HIM
THE MOST DECORATED VICTORIAN POLICE
OFFICER. HE ALSO SERVED IN WORLD WAR
TWO AND DIED IN HASTINGS (VIC) IN 1961. 
Source: MA
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