Edward "Teddy" SheeanPrint Page
Monument at the entrance to Sheean Walk commemorates VC recipient Edward "Teddy " Sheean.
Teddy Sheean enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy as an Ordinary Seaman. During May 1942, Teddy was posted to the new Bathurst Class corvette HMAS Armidale.
On 1st December 1943, HMAS Armidale came under a sustained air attack whilst enroute to Timor from nine bombers, three fighters and a floatplane. Two explosions rocked the Armidale causing the `Abandon Ship` order. As the crew were abandoning the ship, survivors were machine-gunned in the water so Ordinary-seaman Edward `Teddy` Sheean, although having been wounded twice himself, manned an anti aircraft gun.
As the Arafura Sea closed over the stern, `Teddy` remained at the gun and continued to engage the enemy aircraft, sacrificing himself to save his shipmates. “Teddy” was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches, second only to receive a posthumous Victoria Cross.
|Address:||Gilbert Street, Sheean Walk , Latrobe, 7307|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.235217|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||01-December-1943|
|Actual Event End Date:||01-December-1943|