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A rest area commemorates James Gordon, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.

James Gordon, a private in the Australian Army won his Victoria Cross at Greenhill, north of Djezzine, July 10, 1941, when, under intense machine-gun fire he crept forward on his own initiative and approached the enemy machine-gun post and charged it from the front killing four machine-gunners with bayonet. This action completely demoralised the enemy in this sector and Private Gordon`s company advanced and took the position. During the remainder of the action that night and the following day Private Gordon, had throughout the operations shown a rare degree of courage and fought with equal gallantry.


Address:Hume Highway, Sutton Forest, 2577
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.535278
Long: 150.280833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:10-July-1941
Actual Event End Date:10-July-1941


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Source: MA
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