Rex William DAVIES

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DAVIES, Rex William

Service Number: 422514
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)
Born: Port Augusta, South Australia, 2 February 1945
Home Town: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Accidental, South Vietnam, 27 October 1970, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Stirling North Cemetery (Port Augusta), S.A.
Memorials: Adelaide Pathway of Honour - 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment , Adelaide South East Asian Conflicts Memorial, Adelaide Vietnam War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Port Augusta RSL Hall Circular Honour Roll, Port Augusta Stirling North Vietnam Memorial
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Vietnam War Service

10 Sep 1970: Involvement Australian Army (post WW2), Second Lieutenant, SN 422514, 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit
2 Oct 1970: Involvement Australian Army (post WW2), Lieutenant, SN 422514, 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

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Birth: Feb. 2, 1945
Port Augusta
South Australia, Australia
Death: Oct. 27, 1970, Vietnam

422514 Rex William Davies was born in Port Augusta, South Australia on the 2nd February 1945.
His service in Vietnam included:-
1st Australian Reinforcement Unit, from the 10th September 1970 to the 1st October 1970; 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the 2nd October 1970 to the 27th October 1970.
On 27th October there was a tragic clash between patrols from 2 and 3 Platoons of A Company. The clash resulted in the death of Temporary Lieutenant Rex Davies, Aged 25 and the wounding of Private Arthur Holzhauser and Sapper P. Piromanski (a member of the attached engineer mini team). The incident was promptly subjected to a formal investigation which was carried out by the battalion Second–in–Command. He concluded that the clash had occurred as a result of a navigational error.

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