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VC1062    Edgar Thomas Towner


Name   Edgar Thomas Towner    No.      

VC Issue No.   1061   Awards   VC   MC  

Regiment   Australian Imperial Force, Australian Machine Gun Corps, 2nd Battalion, 7th Machine Gun Company, No. 3 Section



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Glencoe Station, near Blackall, Barcoo district, Queensland, Australia

Place Of Death   At his home, Kaloola Station, near Longreach or at Longreach Base Hospital, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Longreach Town Cemetery, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   21 or 25 August 1972

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented   10 April 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


 P  Headstone, Longreach Town Cemetery, Australia

P  Statue, Blackall Memorial Park, Landsborough Highway, Blackall, QLD, Australia

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

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

P  Display, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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

Towner Place, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Board, Longreach RSL Club, QLD, 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…

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Australia and the Royal Historical Society of New South Wales, awarded the Dr Thomson Gold Medal for his geographical work

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VC 1061 VC 1063
VC 1061
VC 1063

BORN   19 April 1890

DIED   18 August 1972  AGE   82

VC Won   1 September 1918   AGE   28

Place VC Won  Mont St. Quentin, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War