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VC medals added to War Memorial display

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July 13, 2017

Three Victoria Cross medals from World War I are being displayed at the Australian War Memorial.

The Australian War Memorial is adding three new Victoria Cross medals from World War I to its showcase.

Visitors will be able to see the medals, awarded to Captain Robert Cuthbert Grieve, Sergeant Lewis McGee and Lieutenant Clifford William King Sadlier, from Thursday.

Their addition brings to 85 the number of medals on display at the Canberra site.

Sergeant McGee and Captain Grieve received their Victoria Crosses for bravery during their WWI service in Belgium, while Lieutenant Sadlier was honoured for his actions in France.

Sergeant McGee never received his medal, having been killed as he ran to try and subdue a machine-gun post.

The medals have been loaned to the Memorial by the Wesley College in Melbourne, Launceston's Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, and St George's Cathedral in Perth, as part of the Victoria Cross centenary project.

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