Richard John ABRAHAM

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ABRAHAM, Richard John

Service Number: 4719565
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Born: Whyalla, South Australia, 1 November 1946
Home Town: Whyalla (Formerly Hummock's Hill), Whyalla, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Photographer
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, South Vietnam, Vietnam, 6 July 1969, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Whyalla Cemetery, S.A.
Section A, Block 9, Plot No. 11, Whyalla Cemetery, Whyalla, 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, Hilton Australia's National Servicemen Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Pooraka War Memorial, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Whyalla Memorial Wall, Whyalla Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

13 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lance Corporal, SN 4719565, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
13 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lance Corporal, SN 4719565
6 Jul 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lance Corporal, SN 4719565, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Date unknown: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 4719565

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Biography

4719565 ABRAHAM Richard John, 22, from Whyalla, South Australia, had completed an apprenticeship as a professional photographer when he was called up for National Service in February 1968. The Lance Corporal with 9RAR was killed in action in Phuoc Tuy Province on July 6, 1969. His older brother, Brian, also served in Vietnam with the RAN Fleet Air Arm.

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