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VC1104    Edward John Frances Ryan

Name   Edward John Frances Ryan     No.      

VC Issue No.   1104   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Australian Imperial Force, 55th (New South Wales) Battalion

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Tumut, New South Wales, Australia

Place Of Death   Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   RC Section

Gazetted   26 December 1918

VC Presented  22 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Springvale Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Plaque at Springvale Cemetery, Victoria Garden of Remembrance, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Memorial Plaque, on Boer War Memorial, Richmond Park, Tumut, NSW, Australia

Display at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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

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

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

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

Ryan Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia


By The Way…

His return to Australia was not a happy one, bad health, lack of work, struggling to hold down a job when one came along, he died in 1941 a broken man


VC Held By

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

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BORN   February 1890

DIED   3 June 1941  AGE   51

VC Won   30 September 1918    AGE    28

Place VC Won   Hindenberg Defences, Near Bellicourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War