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VC1186    Sir Hughie Edwards

Name   Sir Hughie Edwards   No.      

VC Issue No.   1186   Awards   VC   KCMG   CB   DSO   OBE   DFC

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 105 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Wing Commander

Rank End Of Career   Air Commodore

Place Of Birth   Masman Park, Perth, Australia

Place Of Death   At his home, Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Karrakatta Cemetery, Hollywood, Perth, Australia

Cremated   North Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  Welsh Free Church Portion, Wall AA, Niche 74 (parent's grave)

Gazetted    22 July 1941

VC Presented   17 February 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Name on Parent's Grave & Memorial Plaque, Karrakatta Cemetery, Hollywood, Perth, Australia

P  Named on VC RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

Plaque at North Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, NSW, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque by tree, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

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

Bronze Statue, Kings Square, Freemantle, WA, Australia

Edwards Close, Swanton, Norfolk

P  Edwards Avenue, Tangmere, West Sussex

Edwards Road, Loxwood, SA, Australia

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

P  Victoria Cross Memorial Wall, Ingleburn RSL, NSW, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

By The Way…

VC Held By

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



VC 1185 VC 1187
VC 1185
VC 1187

BORN    1 August 1914

DIED   5 August 1982   AGE   68

VC Won   4 July 1941    AGE    26

Place VC Won   Bremen, Germany

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War