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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.
|Address:||Albury Street, Commander Holbrook Memorial Park, Holbrook, 2644|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.719243|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.