Nominations open for awards in honour of local hero - Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG

Nominations have opened for the 2019 Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award, which awards up to $5000 to young locals who demonstrate the values of our local fallen Australian hero.

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore said this award celebrates the memory of Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG by supporting young members of our community to pursue their dreams.

“Gladstone Park local and Australian soldier Corporal Baird VC MG, is remembered and admired for his selflessness, acts of courage and for his ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield which saw him bravely try to draw enemy fire away from his comrades, in Afghanistan.

“Along with his military service, Corporal Baird VC MG was an active member of our local community who aspired to support and inspire the next generation,” Cr Moore said.

“To honour his legacy, Hume City Council established the Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Awards, which biennially, allocates up to $5000, across two categories, to help young community members to achieve their dreams.”

“If you are or know a dedicated, community-minded young person, the 2019 Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award present an opportunity to reach new heights and we are encouraging our young people to nominate now.

The two categories which Hume residents between the ages of 12-25 can apply for are:

  • Leading from the front Achievement Award – Where achievements in sports, community, art, employment or education will be recognised.
  • Gaining ground Encouragement Award – Where a commitment to an area of interest will be recognised.

Successful recipients can use the award to fund:

  • education costs
  • conference fees
  • support for personal or professional development
  • equipment (e.g. sports equipment, a computer or software).

The Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award were established by Hume City Council in 2015 to recognise the legacy of Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG, a Hume local and national hero who passed away in 2013.

Nominations close on Sunday 17 March.

To apply, learn about past winners or to find out more, visit

Posted on 11:00 AM, 10 February 2019

Updated : 11:48 AM, 19 February 2019

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