Doreen Corporal Cameron Baird V.C. Memorial Plaque

Details

Location Dorren RSL Cenotaph, Laurimar Primary School, Painted Hill & Armidale Roads, Doreen, Nillumbik - Victoria, Australia
Type plaque
Description

Bronze Plaque

The legacy of Corporal Cameron Baird will live on at Laurimar Primary School, with the Doreen school unveiling a memorial plaque commemorating his service to Australia.

The Gladstone Park resident was leading a special operations task group in Afghanistan in June, 2013, when he was killed at the age of 32. He became the first Australian commando to be awarded a Victoria Cross – Australia’s highest military honour – and the first posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia.

Earlier this month, Corporal Baird’s parents, Doug and Kaye, travelled from Queensland to visit the school and the memorial. Principal Jason McBean said the school was passionate about honouring Corporal Baird’s legacy, having named one of the school’s six houses in his honour. Mr Baird said the family was honoured to know their son’s legacy was living on through the pupils at Laurimar Primary School.
Star Weekly, 22 August 2017.

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Opened 7 August 2017
Inscription

Cpl Cameron Stewart Baird VC, MG

7. 6. 1981 - 22. 6. 2013

Member of the 2nd Commando Regiment Australian Special Operations Task Group

KIA, Khod Valley, Afghanistan

"Without Warning"

Condition

Good

Names

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BAIRD, Cameron Stewart

Service number 8231781
Corporal
2nd Commando Regiment
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 7 Jun 1981

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