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Joseph ‘Joe’ Maxwell VC, MC & Bar, DCM (10 February 1896 - 6 July 1967) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry ‘in the face of the enemy’ that can be awarded to members of British and Commonwealth armed forces. Australia's second most decorated soldier of the First World War, Joe enlisted on 8 February 1915, and served at Gallipoli before being transferred to the Western Front. In just over twelve months he was decorated four times for his bravery.

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