b. 18/06/1983 Nambour, Queensland, Australia.
He joined the Australian Army in 2000, and prior to serving in Afghanistan, he toured East Timor and Iraq. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in 2005.
He was awarded the VC for his actions while serving with the 6th Battalion in a fire fight with insurgents during the Battle of Darapet on 24th August 2010, an action of Operation Slipper. During the battle, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to draw fire away from a team treating a battle casualty (Lance Corporal Jared McKinney), and allowed casualites to be withdrawn safely.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA (LOAN).
Daniel Keighran's medals which are on display at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (Memorials to Valour)