Australian Corporal's "Most Conspicuous Bravery" SILENCED JAP GUNS Rec. 11.30 a.m. CANBERRA, this day. The King has awarded the Victoria Cross to Corporal Reginald Roy Rattey, of Barmedman, New South Wales. The award was made for "most conspicuous bravery" on South Bougainville on March 22 when, single-handed and firing his Bren gun from his hip, he rushed several times into heavy enemy fire and silenced Japanese automatic weapons in a strongly-held enemy position which was holding up the advance of his company.
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BOUGAINVILLE V.C., Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945
BOUGAINVILLE V.C. Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945
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