William John ASHTON

ASHTON, William John

Service Number: 1730888
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 10 March 1945
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, 3 April 1967, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium, Brisbane
Portion 4 - Anzac Grave 98 Also Qld Garden of Remembrance - Position: Wall 3 - Row F.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Kurri Kurri War Memorial, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Seymour Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

6 Jun 1966: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 1730888, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
6 Jun 1966: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 1730888

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Birth: Mar. 10, 1945
New South Wales, Australia
Death: Apr. 3, 1967, Vietnam

1730888 Private William John
6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
From Newcastle NSW. Ashton was killed in action following a mine explosion in the early morning of 3rd April 1967 in Phuoc Tuy Province; Age 22

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