|Ted Kenna, VC, Statue, Hamilton Vic. Geelong Advertiser image|
Private Ted Kenna, from Hamilton in Victoria, was serving with the 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion in the Pacific Theater in World War Two, when he was awarded his Victoria Cross. He won the award for his courage and bravery in the successful attack on an enemy bunker on 15th May 1945.
The official citation for the awarding of the Victoria Cross to Ted Kenna' can be found at the link below:
London Gazette 6th September 1945
The Ted Kenna Project raised funds for the project from various sources, including a Victorian Government $25,000 contribution tthrough a Veterans Council Grants Program veterans' fund.
A story from the Geelong Advertiser on the unveiling of the statue is at this link:
Geelong Advertiser - Ted Kenna Statue - A Hero Stands Easy
Peter is internationally renowned having completed many commemorative sculptures both in Australia and overseas, including the "Cobbers" statue at Fromelles in France. He is also working with our Committee to develop a fitting commemorative statue commemorating the Anzac connection to Lemnos.
Well done Peter.
For more information on Peter, go to his website - Peter Corlett
|Commemorative fundraising plaque, Ted Kenna Project, Hamilton. Hamilton Rotary Club image|