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02-February-2016
02-February-2016

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Roger Johnson

The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War, and those who succumbed to illness on their return. At the rear of the moument there are eight brass plaques containing the names of the 520 servicemen and women who died during the war in addition to the five civilians who also died during the conflict.

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:Prince Street, Memorial Park, Grafton, 2460
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.693291
Long: 152.931983
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

Front Inscription

Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Dedicated to those who paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in Vietnam

And those who have succumbed to illness on their return

Lest We Forget

Long Tan  Coral  Balmoral 

 

Back Inscription

Vietnam

1962 - 1973

Lest We Forget

[ Names ]

Plaque: 

The Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Association expresses with gratitude our thanks for the assistance in the construction of the memorial.  

To the Clarence Valley Council
Local business houses and organisations
Those who gave their time
The citizens of the Valley whose donations made this tribute to our fallen possible.

Dedicated on the 18th August 2006 by the Ministers Fraternal in the presence of Diane Badcock Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps Vietnam 1969 - 1970

Source: MA,NRWM
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