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VC884   John James Dwyer

Name   John James Dwyer   No.   2060   

VC Issue No.   884   Awards   VC   

Regiment     4th Australian Machine Gun Company, Australian Machine Gun Corps, AIF


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Lovett, Port Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia

Place Of Death   Bruny Island, Tasmania

Buried/Location Ashes   Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Catholic Section ND, Grave 220

Gazetted   26 November 1917

VC Presented   23 January 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Display, Hall of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Named on Cenotaph, Hobart, Tasmania

Memorial Plaque, Alonnah School, Bruny Island, Tasmania

Dwyer Club, Tasmania Command Ordnance Depot, Tasmania, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dwyer Street, Macleod, Victoria, Australia

By The Way…

After the war he became a very prominent and popular member of the Tasmanian Government

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT, Australia



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The First World War

BORN   9 March 1890

DIED   17 January 1962   AGE   71

VC Won   26 September 1917   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Zonnebeke, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

Thank you to Anthony Staunton