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Parkland containing a rotunda and a plaque commemorates Corporal John Hurst Edmondson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.)
John Hurst Edmondson VC (8 October 1914 – 14 April 1941) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
|Address:||Birdwood & Hamilton Avenues, John Edmondson Memorial Park, Wattle Grove, 2173|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.94562|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-April-1941|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-April-1941|
JOHN EDMONDSEN VC
Corporal John Hurst EDMONDSON VC
9 October 1914 - 14 April 1941.
This park is named in honour of Corporal John Hurst Edmondson who was posthumously awarded the first Victoria Cross of World War II for his valiant efforts at the famous siege of Tobruk.
Edmondson, who formed part of a counter attack action at Tobruk, was wounded in the neck and stomach when overcome six to one by enemy forces. Despite his wounds, he courageously fought off an attack to rescue his Platoon Commander. He died the following morning of these wounds.
"Lest We Forget"