Prime Minister Scott Morrison has recommended the Queen posthumously award World War II hero Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean a Victoria Cross.
Dale Marsh’s painting of Teddy Sheean hangs in the Australian War Memorial.
( Australian War Memorial )Witness accounts from the day have him firing as the ship sank.
Dr Nelson said Teddy Sheean’s story was inspiring.
( Australian War Memorial )In a statement, Tasmania’s Minister for Veteran Affairs Guy Barnett said today’s announcement was “worthy recognition of an extraordinary Tasmanian”.