Robert John CASTON

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CASTON, Robert John

Service Number: 4719003
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 9 November 1946
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, South Vietnam, Vietnam, 4 February 1968, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens - Path 6 - Grave 542A, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide South East Asian Conflicts Memorial, Adelaide Vietnam War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Colonel Light Gardens St Therese Catholic Church - Stations of the Cross, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Hilton Australia's National Servicemen Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Pooraka War Memorial, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall
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Vietnam War Service

20 Dec 1967: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 4719003, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), The Tet Offensive - Vietnam 1968
20 Dec 1967: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private
20 Dec 1967: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 4719003, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
4 Feb 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 4719003, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)

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Biography

Birth: Nov. 9, 1946, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Death: Feb. 4, 1968, Vietnam

4719003 CASTON Robert John, 21, of Adelaide, South Australia, was called up in April 1967 and went to Vietnam in December that year with D Company, 3RAR. Private Caston died of wounds at the 24th US Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh on February 4, 1968 after being hit by a sniper's bullet at Long Dien during the Tet offensive.

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