Last week the Memorial received three Victoria Cross medals for temporary display in the Hall of Valour.
Memorial Director Brendan Nelson said the loan of the medals awarded to Captain Robert Cuthbert Grieve, Lieutenant Clifford William King Sadlier, and Sergeant Lewis McGee brought the number of Australian Victoria Crosses on display in the Hall of Valour to 82.
“We’re very proud of these men,’’ said Dr Nelson. “We’re proud of the stories that are behind them and we’re very proud to be able to exhibit these three Victoria Crosses here at the Australian War Memorial, in the heart of the land they loved.’’
Captain Robert Grieve’s Victoria Cross was on display in his old school library when a fire tore through it in 1989, but the medal survived and was found among the ashes. It will go on display with the others as part of the Victoria Cross centenary project. Read the full story here.