Frank Partridge V.C. Print Page
A rest area commemorates Frank Partridge who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) for his action in Bougainville during World War Two.
In July 1945, aged 20, and with 3 bullets in him, he single-handedly destroyed a Japanese machine-gun nest and became the youngest Victoria Cross winner of the War. Apparently he stormed the enemy position throwing a grenade and yelling "Come out and fight" before diving into the bunker and killing a Japanese soldier with his knife.
|Address:||Remembrance Drive (Hume Highway), Frank Partridge V.C. Memorial Rest Area, Menangle, 2568|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.156877|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2004|