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The 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.

Location

Address:Deakin Parade, Henderson Park, Mildura, 3500
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.191267
Long: 142.153706
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
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Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th November, 2009
Front Inscription

DEDICATED TO 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

 

 

Source: MA
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