Warrant Officer Class 2 Keith Payne, VC

Date of birth  1933-08-30  Ingham, QLD. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1951-08-13  Enlisted in the army. 
Other  1952-04  Posted to Korea with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and 28th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade. 
Date returned to Australia  1953-03   
Date promoted  1955  Promoted to corporal. 
Other units  1956  11 National Service Training Battalion. 
Other units  1960-02  3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment. 
Other units  1961-06  Served in Malaya with the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment. 
Other units  1965-02  Joined the 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, as a sergeant. 
Other units  1965-06  Officer Training Unit, Schyeville. 
Other units  1967-02  Served in Papua New Guinea with 2nd Battalion Pacific Islands Regiment. 
Date returned to Australia  1968-03  Headquarters Northern Command, Brisbane. 
Other units  1969-02-24  Joined the Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam. 
Date of honour or award  1969-04-15  Awarded Victoria Cross for action at Kontum province, Vietnam whilst serving with Australian Army Training Team, Vietnam as a Warrant Officer Class 2. Payne led his company to safety under heavy fire and organised the rescue of many wounded soldiers. 
Date returned to Australia  1969-09  Evacuated from Vietnam to Brisbane due to illness. 
Other  1970-01  Posted to Royal Military College Duntroon as an instructor. 
Other units  1972-12  42nd Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment, at Mackay. 
Date of discharge  1975-03-13