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Commander Holbrook Memorial Park / May 2013
Commander Holbrook Memorial Park / May 2013
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A park commemorates Commander Holbrook after whom the town is named.

Commander Norman Douglas Holbrook Victoria Cross (V.C)  (9 July 1888 – 3 July 1976) was a British naval recipient of the Victoria Cross , the highest award of the British honours system. Holbrook was the first submariner to be awarded the VC and it was the first naval VC gazetted in the First World War.

On 24 August 1915, amid a wave of anti-German feeling related to the First World War, the name of the New South Wales Eastern Riverina town of Germanton was changed to Holbrook to honour the recent Victoria Cross recipient. He subsequently visited the town on three occasions.

Location

Address:Albury Street, Commander Holbrook Memorial Park, Holbrook, 2644
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.719243
Long: 147.316998
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Front Inscription

COMMANDER HOLBROOK 
MEMORIAL PARK

Source: MA
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