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Kingsbury Rest Area Sign : October-2014
Kingsbury Rest Area Sign : October-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A Rest Area commemorates Bruce Kingsbury who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.

Private Bruce Kingsbury was awarded the first Victoria Cross ever gained on territory administered by Australia and the first awarded in the South-West Pacific for his actions at the Battle of Isurava on 29 August 1942. When the Japanese broke through the Australian positions near Isurava village, Kingsbury rushed forward firing his Bren gun, causing a number of casualties and clearing a path through the enemy that enabled his mates to push the enemy back. He was shot dead by a sniper and he is buried at the Bomana War Cemetery at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Location

Address:Hume Highway, Penrose State Forest, Bruce Kingsbury V.C. Memorial Rest Area, Marulan, 2579
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.623889
Long: 150.211389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:29-August-1942
Actual Event End Date:29-August-1942
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Inscription in Proximity
KINGSBURY VC
REST AREA
Source: MA, ADB
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