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Major Frederick Tubb : 12-May-2013
Major Frederick Tubb : 12-May-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson

A tree commemorates Major Frederick Tubb, a Victoria Cross recipient from World War One.

Lieutenant Tubb held a newly captured trench which was being counter-attacked by the enemy, who blew in a sand-bag barricade, leaving only a foot of it standing. Tubb led his men back, repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Twice more the enemy blew in the barricade, but on each occasion this officer, although wounded in the head and arm, held his ground and assisted by corporals Alexander Stewart Burton and William Dunstan, rebuilt it, and maintained the position under heavy bombardment. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

He later achieved the rank of major and died of wounds suffered in battle at Polygon Wood, Third Battle of Ypres, France, on 20 September 1917. He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Location

Address:Kirkland Avenue West , RSL Memorial Park , Euroa, 3666
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.750604
Long: 145.572289
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription

PLANTED IN MEMORY OF MJR. F. H. TUBB V.C. A.I.F.

WON V.C. 9 - 8 - 1915 AT LONE PINE KILLED 20 - 9 - 1917.

Source: MA,RSLV,ADB
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