Ashley Craig BIRT


BIRT, Ashley Craig

Service Number: 8530042
Enlisted: 1 June 2007
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 6th Engineer Support Regiment
Born: Nambour, Queensland, 1989
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed by Afghan National Army soldier, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, 29 October 2011
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gympie Memorial Lane Murals, Two Wells Afghanistan War Memorial, Yungaburra Afghanistan Avenue of Honour
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1 Jun 2007: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 8530042
29 Oct 2011: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, SN 8530042, 6th Engineer Support Regiment

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Corporal Birt enlisted into the Australian Regular Army in June 2007 and was allocated to the Royal Australian Engineers as a Geospatial Technician.

During Corporal Birt’s service in the Australian Army he deployed on the following operations:

  • Operation ANODE (Solomon Islands) – July 2010 – September 2010
  • Operation QUEENSLAND FLOOD ASSIST (Australia) – January 2011– February 2011
  • Operation SLIPPER (Afghanistan) – May 2011 – October 2011.

Corporal Birt was awarded the following honours and awards:

 - Australian Defence Medal
 - Australian Service Medal with Clasp Solomon Islands II
 - Australian Active Service Medal with clasp International Coalition Against Terrorism (ICAT)
 - Afghanistan Campaign Medal
 - NATO Non Article 5 Medal with clasp – International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

For his efforts on OPERATION FLOODS ASSIST, he was nominated for a soldiers’ medallion.