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23-October-2015
23-October-2015
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin / Roger Johnson

A plaque commemorates Private Jack Ryan who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War One.

On 30 September 1918 at the Hindenburg Defences, France, when the enemy succeeded in establishing a bombing party in the rear of the battalion's recently-won position, Private Ryan, on his own initiative, organized and led a party of men with bombs and bayonets against the enemy. He reached the position with only three men and they succeeded in driving the enemy back. Private Ryan cleared the last of them alone, finally falling wounded himself.

 

Location

Address:Richmond & Capper Streets, Boer War Memorial, Richmond Park, Tumut, 2720
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.304511
Long: 148.222398
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:30-September-1918
Actual Event End Date:30-September-1918
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Front Inscription

PRIVATE J. RYAN V.C.

Private Jack Ryan was born in Tumut
in 1890. He was awarded the
Victoria Cross for most conspicuous
bravery and devotion to duty during
the attack against the Hindenburg Line
on September 30, 1918.

LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA,NRWM
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