? World War II hero Teddy Sheean - now VC

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 - World War II hero Teddy Sheean to posthumously receive Victoria Cross = https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/scott-morrison-teddy-sheean-victoria-cross-recommendation/12540708 =

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has recommended the Queen posthumously award World War II hero Edward 'Teddy' Sheean a Victoria Cross. - Tasmanian Sheean, an 18-year-old with less than two years at sea, was an Ordinary Seaman on the minesweeper HMAS Armidale when it came under heavy attack from Japanese aircraft off the coast of what is now Timor-Leste in 1942.

Poppies for Remembrance
Plymouth Naval Memorial

 - Edward Sheean could now be added to the Recipients page = https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Victoria_Cross_Recipients_-_Australia = -  cheers

 - ps - Wed - being revised - -

WikiTree profile: Teddy Sheean
in The Tree House by John Andrewartha G2G6 Mach 6 (69.4k points)
edited by John Andrewartha
No ‘ordinary’ seaman!
No, indeed he appears to have been a very brave young man . Nevertheless, shouldn't you wait for the Queen to accept the recommendation and the VC to be conferred  before adding him to the list?
Just a case of celebrating what has been decades and millions of dollars in the making. The PM has all but confirmed it.
Well, that consent was either extremely fast or already known!  Interesting because it does  seem to create a precedent.
It was put forward as an exception, had bipartisan support, went through multiple reviews and appeals. It has taken 34years since the family started pushing for it.

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A wonderful outcome that Teddy Sheean has been recognised. What a hero!

Thanks, John, for all the links.
by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Pilot (166k points)

- thanks Gillian - - the other lad I remember is -

John Travers Cornwell VC MiD (1900-1916) VC =

- 16 half yrs when he went down , and known in Scouting circles - - ja

 - ps - and now in WikiTree - -

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