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Shrine of Remembrance--Melbourne.

The centrepiece of the new $M7.5 visitor centre at the Shrine of Remembrance--Melbourne is the Victoria Cross awarded to Captain Robert Grieve, 37th Battalion AIF, for Messines Belgium in June 1917. Captain Grieve who died in 1957 bequeathed his VC to his old school Wesley College. The medal survived a fire at the school in 1989 and has been presented to the Shrine of Remembrance so that the original medal can be on public display.

The visitor centre was officially opened on Sunday 17 August 2003 with official guest Myrtle Ingrain, the widow of George Ingrain VC. George Ingrain a Lieutenant with the 24th (Victorian) Battalion AIF and was awarded the last Australian VC in World War I at Montbrehain, France on 5 October 1918. He was shrine guard in the 1930's and served with the Royal Australian Engineers in World War II. He died at Hastings, Victoria, in 1961.

Anthony.Staunton@peug.org.au
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Date:Sep 1, 2003
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