Albert D Lowerson V.C. Statue - Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 36° 33.718 E 146° 43.571
55H E 475497 N 5953683
Quick Description: Almost directly opposite the Myrtleford Post Office is the bronze statue representing Sergeant 'Alby' Albert Lowerson V.C. (1896 - 1945), a local Myrtleford soldier.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 11/11/2017 5:24:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMX13Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
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Long Description:
Alby won a Victoria Cross from a skirmish/battle at Mont St. Quentin in France, September, 1918. He was wounded yet again here (his FOURTH). After receiving his Victoria Cross from King George V personally he returned to his home town of Myrtleford, where he became a farmer.

The bronze plaque on the grey granite base of the statue reads:
"This sculpture of Albert David Lowerson VC 1896-1945
was unveiled and Dedicated on Thursday 23rd April 2015 by Tim Fischer AC.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them,
Lest We Forget.

"Myrtleford RSL Sub-Branch President: Kevin W Pitts JP
Secretary and Coordinator: Bryan M Meehan"


The Monument designer/Sculptor of the Statue: Lis Johnson (visit link)

Visited: 1612, Wednesday, 18 May, 2016
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

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Type of memorial: Statue

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