Bruce Kingsbury V.C.Print Page
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.
|Address:||Hume Highway, Penrose State Forest, Bruce Kingsbury V.C. Memorial Rest Area, Marulan, 2579|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.623889|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||29-August-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-August-1942|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1995|