Peter Allan CHANT

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CHANT, Peter Allan

Service Number: 44265
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Born: Rose Park, South Australia, 17 November 1939
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Footballer
Died: Killed in Action, Vietnam, 14 February 1969, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
RSL Walls - Wall 138 - Row C - Niche 8 (KT)
Memorials: Adelaide South East Asian Conflicts Memorial, Adelaide Vietnam War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

13 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army, Lance Corporal, SN 44265, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Date unknown: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 44265

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Biography

L/Cpl Peter Allan CHANT

(17 November 1939 – 14 February 1969)

Peter was a lad from Largs Bay who developed his school football talent in NSW, returned to SA and came through the PAFC system to break into the Magpie seniors in 1961. He played ten SANFL games as second rover, his last in 1962 in a team coached by Fos Williams and alongside names such as Motley, Obst, Hayes, Potter, Johns and Hannaford; that team won a premiership.

Peter was also a Surf Life Saver and was awarded the “Bronze Medallion” by the Semaphore SLSC on 5 Nov 1961.

He enlisted in the Army in 1967, was trained as an infantryman and posted to Woodside with the 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment which began its tour of active duty in Vietnam in November 1968. An NCO with 9th Platoon, C Company, Peter was killed in action on Operation Goodwood in the Hat Dich region between Saigon and the Task Force Base at Nui Dat. He was aged 29.


44265 Lance Corporal Peter Allan Chant
9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
Chant was killed in a contact with a bunker system at Bien Hoa Province Vietnam 14th February 1969. Age 29.

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