Bruno Adam Joseph ADAMCZYK


ADAMCZYK, Bruno Adam Joseph

Service Number: 43326
Enlisted: 27 July 1963
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Born: Schwerte, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany , 27 July 1946
Home Town: Smithfield, Playford, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed In Action, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Vietnam, 12 July 1969, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Catholic E Path 22 Site 390A. Garden Of Remembrance - Wall 18, Row J, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide South East Asian Conflicts Memorial, Adelaide Vietnam War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Rostrevor College Vietnam Memorial Plaque
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Vietnam War Service

27 Jul 1963: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2)
13 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, SN 43326, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)

Malaysia / Indonesia Confrontation Service

Date unknown: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 43326, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)

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43326 Temporary Corporal Bruno Adam Josef Adamczyk, 9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, born Germany, Age 22.

Served in Vietnam from 13 November 1968 to 12 July 1969

Killed in Action by an RPG to the Chest during a Bunker contact on 12th July 1969.
(Also Served in Borneo) 

Information from Find a Grave Memorial


43326 Cpl Bruno Adamczyk was born in Schwerte, Westphalia, Germany, and as a 3 year old Polish National arrived in Melbourne with his parents on the Fairsea on 23rd May, 1950.
At the age of 22, Bruno, from Smithfield Plains, SA, and married with two young daughters, was KIA during Operation Matthew in South Vietnam. He was a member of 6 Section, 11 Platoon, D company 9 RAR. Bruno, as section Commander, and his forward scout Pte Beresford Edwards, were killed while together attacking an occupied enemy bunker system. Without their section commander, Bruno’s section, with help from others of the platoon and at great risk to their own safety, recovered the bodies of their comrades L/Cpl Adamczyk and Pte Edwards.
In another conflict in another country, in another era, this selfless bravery could well have resulted in military honours.

Information from 9RARSA