14 February 1924
||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Cronulla
06 November 1951
|Service number: ||2/400186 - Korea, 1950-1953|
- 3 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
- 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
The George Cross posthumously awarded to Horace 'Slim' Madden (1924-1951) was the highest decoration gained by an Australian in the Korean War. Madden was born at Cronulla, Sydney, and joined the Second AIF aged just 18. Afterwards he was with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan. Captured at the battle of Kapyong, he showed courage and defiance while a prisoner of war that was an inspiration to all around him. His medals are on display in the Conflicts 1945 to Today galleries.