Service Number: 4720261
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)
Born: Darwin, Northern Territory, 25 April 1948
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Netley Primary School and Plympton High School
Occupation: Professional Boxer/Sportsman
Died: Death in custody, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 17 August 1979, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
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18 Feb 1970: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, 4720261
18 Feb 1970: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, 4720261, 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)

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Biography contributed by James Innes

"Allan ‘Aldy’ Aldenhoven was born on Australia’s most significant anniversary, Anzac Day. His fighting spirit as a soldier in Vietnam with 7 RAR is legendary.

His mother was of the “Stolen Generations” and his father descended from German settlers. They married in Darwin post Second World War and after Allan’s arrival on 25th April 1948 they lived at Parap camp, an old army barracks, often described as the birthplace of multi-culturalism in Australia.

His world turned upside down at the age of four when his mother, Dorothy suddenly died and he was resettled in Adelaide. He grew up to be a gun surfer and because of the Vietnam War became a ‘nasho’ after being conscripted..."