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22-January-2017
22-January-2017

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The cross commemorates R. P. Wilsen and N. A. Henderson who were killed in action during the Vietnam War and to all who served in the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1972. 

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War began with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962.  Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

However, the end-date of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War has officially been amended to 29 April 1975 to reflect Australia’s further involvement in the war during the fall of Saigon in 1975.  The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra now recognise this new date.

 

Location

Address:1 Bonneys Lane , Moriarty Community Hall, Moriarty, 7307
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.216953
Long: 146.481262
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Cross
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1961
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of

R. P. Wilsen
N. A. Henderson

Who died for their country 

And to all who served in Vietnam

1961 - 1972

Source: MA
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