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VC1275    Sefanaia Sukanaivalu

Name   Sefanaia Sukanaivalu    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1275   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Fijian Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion

Later    

Now   The Fiji Infantry Regiment   Fiji Army

Rank VC Won    Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Yathata Island, Fiji

Place Of Death   Bougainville, Solomon Islands, South West Pacific Ocean

Buried/Location Ashes   Rabual War Cemetery, Bita Paka, New Britain, 30 miles south of Rabual, Papua New Guinea

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot V, Row B, Grave 13

Gazetted    2 November 1944

VC Presented   No presentation

Memorials

P  Headstone, Rabual War Cemetery, Bita Paka, New Britain, 30 miles south of Rabual, Papua New Guinea

Memorial at Suva Civic Buildings, Fiji

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London

Memorial, Yacata Village, Cakaudrove, Fiji


By The Way…

The only Fijian to be awarded the Victoria Cross


VC Held By

Not Known

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BORN    1918

DIED  23 June 1944   AGE    26

VC Won   23 June 1944   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Bougainville, Solomon Islands, South West Pacific

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War