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VC1247    Richard Kelliher

Name   Richard Kelliher    No.      

VC Issue No.   1247   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Australian Military Forces, 2/25th (Queensland) Battalion

Later    

Now   

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Ballybeggan, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Place Of Death   Heidelberg Repatriation General Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Springvale Lawn Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    30 December 1943

VC Presented   9 July 1946 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Springvale Lawn Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

VC Heroes Wlalk, Anzac Memorial Park, The Strand, Townsville, Q, Australia

Display, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Kelliher Drive, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Kelliher Road, Loxwood, SA, Australia


By The Way…



VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

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BORN    1 September 1910

DIED  28 January 1963   AGE    52

VC Won   13 September 1943   AGE   33

Place VC Won   North Nadzab, New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War