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19-June-2016 (Chris McLaughlin)
19-June-2016 (Chris McLaughlin)

Photographs supplied by Dennis Buck / Chris McLaughlin

The park commemorates Arthur Gurney who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two. A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of World War Two and those who served in that conflict. 

Arthur Gurney was born on the 15 December 1908 at Day Dawn. Before the World War Two he was a professional cyclist and worked at the Perth Electricity and Gas Company. He joined 2 / 48th battalion in Tobruk and was part of an attack at Tel el Eisa that was pinned down by enemy fire which killed every officer in the company. Private Gurney charged the nearest enemy machine gun outpost and bayoneted three men.

He then continued to a second outpost, bayoneted two men and sent out a third man as prisoner. At this stage, grenades were thrown at Gurney which knocked him to the ground. He picked up his rifle and charged the third outpost with his bayonet. He disappeared and his body was later found in an enemy outpost. For this heroic action he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Arthur Gurney is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.


Address:Austin Street, Arthur Stanly Gurney V.C. Memorial Park, Cue, 6640
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.422778
Long: 117.898611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

Arthur Stanly Gurney V.C. 
Memorial Park


This Arthur Stanley Gurney VC Memorial Park was officially opened by the President of the Shire of Cue Councillor Ian Hamilton, JP on Australia Day

26th January 1997

Plaque :

Australia Remembers
50th Anniversary.

The people of the District of Cue remember the courageous efforts of those who served Australia in World War II.  

Lest We Forget.

Source: MA,WMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au