Samuel George Pearse V.C.Print Page
A statue commemorates Samuel George Pearse V.C. (Victoria Cross) who was born in Wales and emigrated to Mildura with his family.
On 29 August 1919 during at attack on an enemy battery position north of Emtsa, Pearse, under heavy enemy fire, cut his way through barbed wire thus clearing a way for troops to enter. Enemy fire from a blockhouse was causing casualties so Pearse charged single-handed, killing the occupants with bombs.
He was killed by machine-gun fire several minutes later. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
|Address:||Deakin Parade, Henderson Park, Mildura, 3500|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.191267|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 11th November, 2009|
SGT.SAMUEL GEORGE PEARSE VC MM
BORN PENARTH, WALES 1897
ENLISTED 7TH BATT. A.I.F. FROM MILDURA 1915
WAR SERVICE INCLUDED:
EGYPT, GALLIPOLI & WESTERN FRONT
AWARDED MILITARY MEDAL
BATTLE OF MENIN ROAD 1917
ENLISTED 45TH BATT. ROYAL FUSILIERS 1919
SERVING WITH THE NORTH RUSSIAN RELIEF FORCE
KILLED IN ACTION - EMTSA, NORTH RUSSIA
29 AUGUST 1919
AWARDED VICTORIA CROSS - POSTHUMOUSLY
A PROJECT BY MILDURA R.S.L.
MILDURA RURAL CITY COUNCIL
11 NOVEMBER 2009