Kerri Statton: VC recipient families

Posted on: Mon 31 Jan 2022

Today we turn our eyes on Tasmania to hear how Kerri set about identifying and contacting families of Tasmanian Victoria Cross recipients.  Why?  Well, she thinks those amazing Tasmanians, including her own Great Grandfather Percy Clyde Statton, VC MM (40th Bn AIF) are being overlooked and/or forgotten as the years roll on.  She was told it would be too difficult to achieve… but she did it! 

Kerri not only found the families of all 15 Tasmanian VC recipients she went even further.   Have a listen.  It may inspire others in other States to do something similar. 

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Main photo: The first day Kerri Statton met 100 year old Frank McDonald. Photo provided by K Statton and used with permission

Percy Clyde Statton VC MM front row, third from left AWM
All of the 15 Victoria Cross Recipients’ Descendants at the Inaugural Victoria Cross Family Descendants’ Luncheon 27th April 2021.
Photo provided by K Statton and used with permission

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