Private Laurence Victor Lewis.
accompanying the award of Mentioned in
June 1966 whilst on a clearing operation in
Phuoc Tuy Province, 10 Platoon came under
enemy mortar fire, which killed two and
wounded four men.
Private Lewis, a stretcher bearer attached
to the platoon moved forward under fire,
with complete disregard for his own safety,
to treat the dying and wounded men.
He worked increasingly and untiringly to
save the lives of the dying men, quickly and
efficiently moving from one to another to
administer first aid and reassure the
He was a constant source of comfort and
reassurance to each and everyone of them and
but for his cool headedness and quick
thinking their injuries could have worsened.
Before leaving a patient to attend to
another he made sure someone was there to
look after the patient and left instructions
on what treatment was required.
But for Private Lewis's actions the injuries
sustained could have become far more