Major William Philip Sydney receives his Victoria Cross
Here we see General Alexander presenting Major William Philip Sydney with his Victoria Cross, awarded for his actions during the battle of Anzio. In 1945 Sydney inherited his father's title, becoming Baron De L'Isle and Dudley. After the war he served as Secretary of State for Air from 1951 to 1955 and as Governor-General of Australia from 1961-1965, the last non-Australian to hold the post.
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Rickard, J (18 October 2018), Major William Philip Sydney receives his Victoria Cross , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_alexander_presents_VC_sydney.html