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VC1056    William Matthew Currey

Name   William Matthew Currey   No.      

VC Issue No.   1056   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Australian Imperial Force, 53rd (New South Wales) Battalion



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Wallsend, near Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Place Of Death   In a hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Woronora Crematorium, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Cremated   Woronora Crematorium, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Casket    Plot/Grave no.   Wornora Columbarium

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented   7 October 1919 by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Robert Crauford Munro-Ferguson PC GCMC at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, Australia


P  Memorial Plaque Site of Ashes, Wornora Columbarium, Woronora Crematorium, Sydney, NSW, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque, Rookwood Cemetery Garden of Remembrance, Sydney, NSW, Australia    

Memorial Plaque, Memorial Wall, Sandgate Cemetery, Maitland Road, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Named on  Leichhardt War Memorial, Pioneer's Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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

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

Jeffries-Currey Memorial Library, Dudley, NSW, Australia

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

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Ingleburn RSL Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Borella Road, Peards Complex, East Albury, NSW, Australia

By The Way…

He was a member of the NSW Parliament representing Kogarah from 1941

VC Held By

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



VC 1055 VC 1057
VC 1055
VC 1057

BORN   19 September 1895

DIED   30 April 1948  AGE   52

VC Won   1 September 1918   AGE   22

Place VC Won  Peronne, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War