EDMONDSON, John Hurst  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Edmondson, John Hurst
Date of birth:  October 8th, 1914 (Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia)
Date of death:  April 14th, 1941 (Tobruk, North Africa)
Nationality:  Australian
     
     
VICTORIA CROSS
Rank: Corporal
Unit: 2/17th. Australian Military Forces
Received on: 27 September 1941
Action: During a counter-attack on the enemy, that had been broken through the cordons, in the night of April 13 on 14, 1941 in Tobruk in Libya, Corporal Edmondson touched seriously wounded. Then, during this attack he saw that two Germans attack an officer. Edmondson assists, in spite of its heavy wounds, the officer and eliminates both enemies. But nevertheless short time later he died as a result to its injuries of this action.
Details: Corporal Edmondsonís Victoria Cross is publicly displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia.
John Hurst Edmondson is buried at Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
   
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