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Aussie Life

Aussie life

23 April 2022

9:00 AM

23 April 2022

9:00 AM

Of the 101 Australian military personnel who have been awarded the Victoria Cross, our highest honour for bravery, most lie in recognised graves. But five of our fallen have no known final resting place.

To explain further, when the recipients of the Crosses were given their honour, many were awarded posthumously – they had died in the action in which they performed their feats of bravery.

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Military historian Dr Tom Lewis OAM’s latest books include Teddy Sheean VC, and – for upper primary/junior secondary – Australia Remembers 4: the Bombing of Darwin, both released by Big Sky Publishing.

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