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Location Henderson Street, Pooraka, Salisbury - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A large grey granite boulder with a cut and polished face, a bronze plaque is affixed to the face. UPDATE 19 August 2007: The memorial now also includes the representation of three cast Pita Palm seeds with one beginning to shoot on the paved area in front of the monument.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Plaque:   

Logo of Montague Farm Estate

FOR ALL THOSE WHO SERVED SUFFERED AND DIED

VIETNAM 1962-1973

RAN Insignia         ARMY Insignia         RAAF Insignia

THIS DEVELOPMENT IS DEDICATED TO ALL AUSTRALIANS

WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM.

501 AUSTRALIANS PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

Those that were sent from South Australia and killed in action were

 

 

The original plaque was unveiled by Tim Fischer M.P. on 2nd November 1993.

The plaque was redone by the request of Vietnam Veterans to include the names of all

South Australian based military personnel killed in action.

The new plaque was unveiled by Keith Payne V.C. on 18 August 2007.

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WOOLFORD, Richard Mervyn

Service number 4718082
Lance Corporal
2nd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 4 Sep 1945

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CASTON, Robert John

Service number 4719003
Private
3rd Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 9 Nov 1946

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HANLEY, Maxwell Powell

Service number 43593
Warrant Officer Class 2
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 6 Dec 1935

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HOUSTON, James Michael

Service number 43893
Private
6th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 2 Oct 1943

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NELSON, Dennis Edwin

Service number 4718427
Private
Born 24 Nov 1945

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STEEN, David John

Service number 4719232
Private
Born 8 Nov 1946

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RADOMI, Stanley Edwin

Service number 43573
Private
Born 25 Sep 1945

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HOOD, Ronald Dean

Service number 4410911
Private
1st Australian Reinforcement Unit
Vietnam
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 24 Jun 1942

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