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VC1359    Cameron Stewart Baird

Name   Cameron Stewart Baird    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1359   Awards   VC    MG

Regiment   2nd Commando Regiment, Special Operations Task Force



Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   North West Regional Hospital, Brickport Road, Burnie, Tasmania

Place Of Death   Ghawchak village, Khod Valley, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan

Buried/Location Ashes    Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 10 Gemvale Road, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   5th July 2013

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Baird Family Garden

Gazetted    13th February 2014

VC Presented   18th February 2014 to his parents Doug and Kaye Baird by The Hon. Quentin Bryce, AC CVO at Government House, Canberra, ACT, Australia



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BORN    7 June 1981

DIED   22 June 2013    AGE    32

VC Won  22 June 2013  AGE   32

Place VC Won   Ghawchak, Uruzgan Province

War/Campaign   Operation SLIPPER, Afghanistan


Headstone at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 10 Gemvale Road, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, ACT, Canberra, Australia (Panel 1)

Plaque at Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium, Garden of Remembrance, Auburn, New South Wales, Australia (Wall: 46 Row: Panel: D)

Grey granite block at Burnie Park, Bass Highway & West Park Grove, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Life-size statue at Currumbin Returned Services Club, Queensland, Australia

P  The Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Pavilion, Jack Ginifer Reserve, Hume, Victoria, Australia

Memorial plaque at Doreen RSL Cenotaph, Doreen, Victoria, Australia

Camp Baird, Joint Task Force 633 HQ, United Arab Emirates

By The Way…

In 2014 a registered charity was formed “Cams Cause” with the aim of upholding Cameron’s legacy in raising awareness and much needed funds for soldiers’ welfare, and especially the Commando Welfare Trust.

The Corporal Cameron Baird VC scholarship was set up in 2016 and is awarded to a year 12 student who is attending a government school in the Northern Region of Tasmania, of good character and intending to study at the Australian Defence Force Academy the following year.

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT, Australia (on loan from family)

VC Ephemera

Afghanistan War