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Support growing for recognition of Australia’s first Victoria Cross recipient, Frederick Whirlpool, and his South Windsor grave

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Support is building for Australia’s first Victoria Cross recipient, Frederick Whirlpool, to have his South Windsor unmarked grave recognised and honoured. According to biographer Alan Leek, the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association in London are interested in assisting with the planned memorial for the Hawkesbury resident. Mr Leek has been working with the Hawkesbury […]

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WHIRLPOOL MEMORIAL PLANNED

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For 120 years Frederick Whirlpool, VC, has lain in the Presbyterian cemetery, Windsor, in an unmarked grave. The historic cemetery was consecrated in 1833 and is now in the care of Hawkesbury City Council. A committee has been established to facilitate the erection of a suitable memorial, marking the life and deeds of Frederick Whirlpool, […]