Vietnam

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Military history of Australia during the Vietnam War

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Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, beginning with a small commitment of 30 military advisors in 1962, increased over the following decade to a peak of 7,672 Australian personnel following the Menzies Government’s April, 1965, decision to upgrade its military commitment to South Vietnam’s security. By the time the last Australian personnel were withdrawn in 1972, the Vietnam War had become Australia’s longest war, and was only recently surpassed by Australia’s long-term commitment of combat forces to the War in Afghanistan. It currently remains Australia’s largest force contribution to a foreign conflict since the Second World War and was also the most controversial in Australian society since the conscription controversy during the First World War. Although initially enjoying broad support due to concerns about the spread of communism in Southeast Asia, a vocal anti-war movement developed in response to Australia’s programme of conscription.

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The withdrawal of Australia’s forces from South Vietnam began in November, 1970, when 8 RAR completed its tour of duty and was not replaced. A phased withdrawal followed, and by 11 January, 1973, Australian involvement in hostilities in Vietnam had ceased. Nevertheless, Australian troops from the Australian Embassy Platoon remained deployed in the country until 1 July, 1973, and Australian forces were deployed briefly in April, 1975, during the Fall of Saigon, to evacuate personnel from the Australian embassy. Approximately 60,000 Australians served in the war; 521 were killed and more than 3,000 were wounded.

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Discover your family’s Vietnam War Military Service history with

The Wall of Faces

When VVMF built The Wall in 1982, it had an important mission. To honour Vietnam Veterans and to heal the wounds of a nation. Three decades later, the mission continues as the VVMF continues to raise funds to build education centres that will educate future generations and honour service.
You can search for Australian Vietnam veterans on the
Australian section of the Wall HERE

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NOMINAL ROLE OF VIETNAM VETERANS
You can check for their Vietnam War Service
and obtain a certificate of that service HERE

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Katanning Men who paid the Ultimate Sacrifice:

CROUCH, Noel Valentine
Private Noel Valentine Crouch was born in Katanning, West Australia, on the 23rd September 1947.
He was a 14th intake National Serviceman…
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FOR A FULL LIST OF AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS
KILLED IN THE VIETNAM WAR
CLICK HERE

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Katanning Men who served in Vietnam:

Those whose registered birth place was KATANNING

Click on a name to go to that service record…

ALTHAM, Brian Raymond

ARMSTRONG, Graeme Leslie

BACON, Raymond Harold

BERGER, Harry John

CLAYTON, Peter Maurice

COATE, Murray Donald

CORY, Peter Graeme

CRONIN, John Edwin

CROUCH, NOEL VALINTINE

DANKS, Morris Gordon

DUCAT, Trevor Alexander

FERNIHOUGH, Alfred James

FLOCKHART, Peter John

FLUGGE, Warren Rex

FOLLEY, Kevin John

GREEN, George Murray

GREEN, Herbert

GREEN, Norman Leslie

GREEN, Philip John

HART, Clive Wayne

HARWOOD, Barry Charles

HEBERLE, Ian John

HENCHIE, Darryl Wayne

HITCHINS, David Wilson

JONES, Allan David

JONES, William Thomas

JURY, Ian Maxwell

LADYMAN, Bernard Douglas

LAWLER, Colin William

MARTIN, Murray Graeme

MATTHEWS, Mark Gerrard

NEWPORT, Terry Richard

O’DONNELL, Martin

PANTALL, Darryl Raymond

PATTERSON, Leslie Gordon

PEACOCK, Denis Wilson

POOLE, Richard John

POTTER, Dennis Barry

PRIEST, Frederick George

QUARTERMAINE, Errol Stewart

RAFFERTY, Graeme John

SAUNDERS, Robert Graham

SLATER, Harvey Wayne

STANFORD, Lawrence Bernard

SUTHERLAND, Byron McIntosh

TILLY, Graeme John

WEBB, Stanley Alexander

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Those who lived in Katanning but where born elsewhere

BELL, Michael Scott

DWYER, John Patrick

DWYER, Maurice Bernard

EDWARDS, Graham John

McGREGOR, Bruce Duncan

ROSE, Robert John

STERRETT, Richard William

NOTE:
If you, or someone you know lived in Katanning at any stage,
went to Vietnam, and is not listed here, please let me know
via email: webmaster@lostkatanning.com

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BORN IN NEW ZEALAND ?

Our ANZAC brothers and sisters…

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Those who lived in Katanning
but were born in
NEW ZEALAND
and served in Australian Units

WEST, John Phillip

For those who lived in Katanning
but were born in
NEW ZEALAND
and served in New Zealand Units
CLICK HERE

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Information and photos sourced from various websites
Including:
Australian Department Of Veterans Affairs Nominal Rolls
New Zealand Government Nominal Rolls
Vietnam Veterans Fund – Australian Wall of Faces
Wickipedia

 

 

This page is a ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated.
Please come back regularly to check it out.