|Place||Africa: North Africa, Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk|
Fox Movietone News
|Date made||4 October 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Tobruk for valour (Fox Movietone News Vol. 12 No. 42)
Extracts from Fox Movietone News newsreel Vol. 12 No. 42. Mr and Mrs Edmondson receive the Victoria Cross from the Governor-General on behalf of their son, NX15705 Corporal J.H. Edmondson, 2/17th Bn AIF; killed in action 14 April 1941 at Tobruk. This was the first VC awarded to a member of the Australian forces in the 1939-1945 war.