A biography of Martin O'Meara, Australia's only Irish-born Victoria Cross recipient of the First World War. Originally from County Tipperary, O'Meara served with the Australian Imperial Force in Egypt and on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918. His Victoria Cross was awarded for bravery near Mouquet Farm in August 1916. He suffered a serious mental breakdown shortly after returning to Australia in November 1918 and spent the rest of his life in mental hospitals in Perth. He died in 1935.