Monuments to Courage: Victoria Cross Monuments and Headstones is a two-volume book by David Harvey, published in 1999, on the last resting places of 1,322 of the 1,350 recipients of the Victoria Cross. David Charles Harvey was born on the 29 July 1946 in East Ham. See below the section "Separate Commonwealth awards" Note that since The 896 page book has over 5,000 illustrations and a large index enabling one to cross reference with ease. There is no ISBN. The book also features an introduction by HRH Princess Alexandria and a foreword by Australian VC recipient Sir Roden Cutler. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Sir Arthur Roden Cutler, VC, AK, KCMG, KCVO, CBE (24 May 1916 – 22 February 2002 usually known simply as Roden Cutler
Each of the entries gives the date of birth, date and brief details of the VC action, and date of death and place of burial or cremation where applicable. Where possible, photographs of the individual, his grave and any memorial were included. Excluding the recent Iraq war recipient (Johnson Beharry), 28 VC recipients were still alive at the time the book went to press and several have since died. Lance-Corporal Johnson Gideon Beharry VC (born 26 July 1979, in Grenada) of the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal
The research for this massive work took Harvey 36 years of travelling to 48 countries in his search for unknown graves. Harvey died in 2004, at the age of 57, following the long-term effects of an accident that confined him to a wheelchair. A wheelchair is a wheeled Mobility device in which the user sits He received notable obituaries in The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. For "The Daily Telegraph" in Australia see The Daily Telegraph (Australia. The Independent is a British compact Newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly 's Independent News & Media.