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VC1006   William Ruthven

Name   William Ruthven   No.   1946   

VC Issue No.   1006   Awards   VC    

Regiment   22nd (Victoria) Battalion, AIF



Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Place Of Death   Heidelberg Repatriation General Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Fawkner Crematorium, New Melbourne Cemetery, Victoria, Australia

Cremated   Fawkner Crematorium, New Melbourne Cemetery, Victoria, Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   11 July 1918

VC Presented   16 August 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Memorial Plaque, Fawkner Crematorium, New Melbourne Cemetery, VIC Australia

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Alfred Square, St Kilda, VIC, Australia

Ruthven Railway Station, High Street, Reservoir, VIC, Australia

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

Medals and Display, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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

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

William Ruthven Primary School, Reservoir, VIC, Australia

Ruthven Soldiers' Club, Broadmeadows, VIC, Australia

Ruthven Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

By The Way…

In the Forties and Fifties, he was a Labour Politician in local Government.

VC Held By

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



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VC 1005
VC 1007

BORN   21 May 1893

DIED   12 January 1970  AGE   76

VC Won   19 May 1918   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Ville-Sur-Ancre, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War