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VC1347    Rayene Stewart Simpson

Name   Rayene Stewart Simpson    No.      

VC Issue No.   1347   Awards   VC    DCM

Regiment   Australian Army Training Team, Vietnam



Rank VC Won   Warrant Officer Class II

Rank End Of Career   Warrant Officer Class II

Place Of Birth   Chippenden, New South Wales, Australia

Place Of Death   Tokyo, Japan

Buried/Location Ashes    Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan & Australia

Cremated   Tokyo, Japan

Date Buried/Cremated   20 October 1978

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    29 August 1969

VC Presented   1 May 1970 by Queen Elizabeth II at Government House, Canberra, Australia



VC 1346 VC 1348
VC 1346
VC 1348

BORN    26 February 1926

DIED   18 October 1978   AGE    52

VC Won  6 & 11 May 1969  AGE   43

Place VC Won   Ben Het, Kontum Province, South Vietnam

War/Campaign   Vietnam War


Headstone, Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan & Australia

Portrait at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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

Display, Carlingford Public School, Rickard Street, Carlingford, NSW, Australia

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

Ray Simpson VC Memorial Park, Remembrance Nature Park, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Simpson Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

By The Way…

Australia's most decorated post-war soldier, he received medals for every war or campaign in which Australia had participated since the Second World War

VC Held By

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

VC Ephemera

Vietnam War