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VC1042    Lawrence Dominic McCarthy

Name  Lawrence Dominic McCarthy   No.   422   

VC Issue No.   1042   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Australian Imperial Force, 16th (South & West Australia) Battalion, D Company



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career  Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   York, Australia

Place Of Death   Heidelberg Repatriation General Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cremated   Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   28 May 1975

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Section C, Plot 015

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented   12 July 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Plaque, Springvale Crematorium Necropolis, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Alfred Square, St Kilda, Vic, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque, School, Vermandovilliers, France

Display, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque, Western Australian War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth, WA, Australia

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

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

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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

McCarthy Place, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  WW1 Honours Board, Town Hall, York, WA, Australia

P  RSL Building, York, WA, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque, RSL Memorial Garden, York, WA, Australia

P  VC Memorial, 119 Borella Road, Peard's Complex, East Albury, NSW, Australia

By The Way…

He spent a lot of his early life in orphanages in Western Australia.

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



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BORN   21 January 1892

DIED   25 May 1975  AGE   83

VC Won   23 August 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Madame Wood, Vermandvillers, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

Thank you to Graham Potts for photo's from Perth, Australia