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Vietnam War Memorial : 20-January-2011
Vietnam War Memorial : 20-January-2011

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The War Memorial commemorates both service personnel and civilians who served in the Vietnam War.  Behind the monument is a stone wall which contains the names of those who served.

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:Beach Road, Near Bavarde Avenue, Batemans Bay, 2336
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.712093
Long: 150.185548
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1973
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 18th August, 2005
Front Inscription

Vietnam War

1962 - 1973

In honour of those who served

Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription

This Memorial
Officially Opened By 
Mrs Anne Green
18. 8. 2005

Right Side Inscription

This Memorial
Dedicated By 
Rev. Robyn 
Treglone
18. 8. 2005.

Inscription in Proximity

Civilian

Source: MA,NRWM
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