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VC1346    Peter John Badcoe

Name   Peter John Badcoe    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1346   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Australian Army Training Team, Vietnam



Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Adelaide, Australia

Place Of Death   near An Thuan Village, north west of Hue, South Vietnam

Buried/Location Ashes    Terendak Garrison Camp Cemetery, 13 miles north of Malacca, on the Masjid Tanah Road, Malayasia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    13 October 1967

VC Presented   5 April 1968 by the Governor-General of Australia, Lord Casey at Government House, Canberra, Australia to his widow, Denise



VC 1345 VC 1347
VC 1345
VC 1347

BORN    11 January 1934

DIED   7 April 1967   AGE    33

VC Won  23 February, 7 March, 7 April 1967  AGE   33

Place VC Won   Thua Thien Province, Vietnam

War/Campaign   Vietnam War


Headstone, Terendak Garrison Camp Cemetery, 13 miles north of Malacca, on the Masjid Tanah Road, Malayasia

Named on Roll of Honour, Area 4, Australia War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Memorial Plaque, NSW Garden of Remembrance, Rookwood, NSW,  Australia

P  Named on Vietnam War Memorial, Torrens Parade, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Named on South East Asia Memorial, opposite War Memorial, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Paving Memorial Plaques. North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Badcoe Hall, Officer Cadet School, Portsea, VIC, Australia

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Badcoe Park, Adelaide, Australia

Badcoe Street, Elizabeth East, SA, Australia

Badcoe Avenue, Wodonga, VIC, Australia

Badcoe Street, Gowrie, ACT, Australia

Badcoe Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Badcoe Road, Loxwood, SA, Australia

display at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

By The Way…

He was awarded two American Silver Stars, Purple Heart, US Air Medal, National Order of the Republic of Vietnam (Knight), three Crosses of Gallantry with Palm, Gold Star & Silver Star, Armed Forces Honour Medal 1st Class and the Vietnamese Wound Medal

VC Held By

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

VC Ephemera

Vietnam War