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29-June-2015
29-June-2015
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

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.

Location

Address:Remembrance Drive (Hume Highway), Frank Partridge V.C. Memorial Rest Area, Menangle, 2568
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.156877
Long: 150.738504
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2004
Source: MA, ADB
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