Noel Valintine Crouch
7th Battalion Royal Australian – Regiment (7RAR)
Born: Katanning, WA, 23 September 1947
Killed in action: South Vietnam, 21 May 1970, aged 22 years
Katanning Public Cemetery
Private Noel Valintine Crouch was born in Katanning, West Australia, on the 23rd September 1947.
He was a 14th intake National Serviceman. Private Noel Crouch ‘marched in’ to 7RAR’s Finschhafen Lines at Holsworthy around mid January of 1969. Fresh from Christmas leave which had followed recruit training he was about to commence Corps training within 7RAR, followed by specialty training and training exercises, Canungra and then oversea service in Vietnam.
He served in Vietnam with the 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the 16th February 1970 until his death on the 21st May 1970.
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