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VC1361    Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean

Name   Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1361   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Australian Naval Reserve, HMAS ‘Armidale’



Rank VC Won   Ordinary Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Ordinary Seaman

Place Of Birth   Lower Barrington, Tasmania, Australia

Place Of Death   Off Betano Bay, East Timor, Timor Sea (9° 9' 52" S, 125° 43' 30" E)

Buried/Location Ashes    Off Betano Bay, East Timor, Timor Sea (9° 9' 52" S, 125° 43' 30" E)


Date Buried/Cremated   1st December 1942

Headstone   Lost at sea     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    12th August 2020

VC Presented   



VC 1360 VC 1361
VC 1360
VC 1361

BORN    28 December 1923

DIED  1 December 1942     AGE    18

VC Won  1 December 1942   AGE   18

Place VC Won   Off Betano Bay, East Timor, Timor Sea (9° 9' 52" S, 125° 43' 30" E)

War/Campaign   Second World War


Named on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, England (panel 76, column 1)

Named on Australian War Memorial (panel 1)

Named on family grave, Latrobe Cemetery, 234 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, Tasmania

Named on Latrobe War Memorial, Gilbert Street, Latrobe, Tasmania

HMAS ‘Sheean’ – Collins Class Submarine launched in 1999 only ship of the Royal Australian Navy to be named after a sailor

Ordinary Seaman Edward Sheean, HMAS ‘Armidale’ painting by Dale Marsh commissioned by the Australian War Memorial and on display there

Print of the Dale Marsh painting at Latrobe Memorial Hall, 170 Gilbert Street, Tasmania, Australia TAS 7307

Last action of HMAS ‘Armidale’ painting by Keith Swain

Ordinary Seaman Sheean Award for Gunnery

Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk (main street to Bell’s Parade), Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia

By The Way…

His name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial on:

Sunday 18th October 2020 at 22.41, Saturday 13th February 2021 at 05.16 and Sunday

23rd May 2021 at 01.44

VC Held By

Second World War