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VC1356    Benjamin Roberts-Smith

Name   Benjamin Roberts-Smith    No.      

VC Issue No.   1356   Awards   VC    MG

Regiment   Australian Special Air Service, Special Operations Task Group



Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Perth, Western Australia


Gazetted    24th January 2011

VC Presented   23rd January 2011 by Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia at Campbell Barracks, Perth, Western Australia



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BORN    1 November 1978

VC Won  11 June 2010  AGE   31

Place VC Won   Tizak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

War/Campaign   Operation SLIPPER, Afghanistan


By The Way…

Following a sixth tour of Afghanistan in 2012. He was recognised with a Commendation for Distinguished Service for exceptional leadership, courage, mentoring, and reconnaissance in the 'most difficult and dangerous of circumstances'.

He recorded "Lest We Forget" with Lee Kernaghan for the 2015 album Spirit of the Anzacs.

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia  (On loan)

VC Ephemera

Afghanistan War