Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean . VC

It is 78 years to the day that Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean went down with the HMAS Armidale during World War 2. His courageous actions on that day will be recognised with the awarding of the Victoria Cross posthumously at a function at Government House this morning.

You can hear the last surviving serviceman from HMAS Armidale, Dr Ray Leonard, talk about the sinking of the Armidale and young Teddy here :

https://www.gg.gov.au/australian-honours-and-awards/teddy-sheean-vc

You can watch the presentation here :

http://www.awm.gov.au

Later this afternoon Teddy Sheean will be commemorated at the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

Fully expecting it to be a teary day in front of the tele ………

Lest We Forget.

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