That inquiry will examine acts of gallantry by 13 Australians who went unrecognised or who received acknowledgment long considered inadequate.
Of the 98 Victoria Crosses awarded to Australians, 94 were won by army personnel and four by members of the Royal Australian Air Force.
None has gone to the navy. While the army and the RAAF were under Australian control during World War II, the navy was under the authority of Britain's Royal Navy.
1....18-year-old Teddy Sheean was a gunner aboard the Australian warship HMAS Armidale, which was attacked by Japanese aircraft.