Cameron Stewart Baird V.C. MG. Memorial


Location Burnie Park, Bass Highway & West Park Grove, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
Type memorial

Grey granite block

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 31 March 2015

Cpl. Cameron Stewart Baird, VC, MG.

2nd. Commando Regiment

Born : 7th June 1981 Burnie Tasmania

Awarded VC. 22nd June 2013 in Chawchak, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan

Inscription in Proximity
Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG

2nd Commando Regiment

Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird was born in Burnie in 1981. He is the 100th Australian to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest honour Australians can bestow on an individual. This medal was awarded posthumously for his bravery, extreme devotion to duty and his ultimate self-sacrifice in Afghanistan on 22 June 2013.

On that day at Ghawchak village, Uruzgan Province, Corporal Baird lost his life defending his teammates during an assault on Taliban insurgents. As team commander, he selflessly drew enemy machine-gun fire, allowing his team to regain the initiative and preserving the lives of his fellow commandos.

We honour his memory as a "good bloke"and exemplary leader who lived by the motto : "Never leave anyone behind". He died as he lived - at the front, giving his all, without any indecision. He is one of 41 Australian soldiers to have lost their lives in Afghanistan.

We Will Remember Him.




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BAIRD, Cameron Stewart

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

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