On this day

17 July 1918

A.C. Borella was awarded the Victoria Cross for action at Villers-Bretonneux.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. The sinking of Bartolomeo Colleoni

    On 19 July 1940 HMAS Sydney II achieved victory over the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni in the Mediterranean Sea during the battle of Cape Spada.

  2. The saddest selfie

    It’s a striking image of a fresh-faced young man taking a picture of himself in front of a dresser mirror in Europe 100 years ago.

  3. 'Everyone was touched by it'

    Eight-year-old Marianne Huebel pays tribute to those who served during the First World War.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Family tours

    Free school holidays family event
    Meet at the entrance to the Second World War Galleries, 10:15am

  2. Hands-on history

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 11am

  3. Make and create

    Free activity for kids
    Education space, lower galleries, 11.30am - 1pm

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