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23-August-2018
23-August-2018
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The wooden honour roll commemorates those from the 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War in 1969 and 1970.

The Battalion was formed at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane on 14 July 1966 as part of the expansion of the Army during Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.  Between November 1969 and October 1970 the battalion undertook operations as part of the 1st Australian Task Force. 8 RAR's tour of Vietnam ended in October 1970, by which time it had lost 18 men killed in action and suffered 108 wounded.

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:Lavarack Parade & Lloyd Street, All Saints Chapel, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, 4051
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.424381
Long: 152.985871
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1969
Approx. Event End Date:1970

Dedication

Front Inscription

8 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Roll of Honour

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Source: SKP, MA
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