Kenneth Wilfred BADE


BADE, Kenneth Wilfred

Service Number: 17071
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 105 Field Battery
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 18 October 1938
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Army Officer
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, 8 January 1966, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Queensland Garden of Remembrance (Pinnaroo), Qld, Toowoomba District Servicemen Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Grammar School Vietnam War Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW2, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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Vietnam War Service

14 Sep 1965: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Captain, SN 17071, 105 Field Battery
14 Sep 1965: Involvement SN 17071

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Captain Bade was acting as an artillery forward observer when the patrol he was with entered a booby trapped area in the notorious Ho Bo Woods, near Ben Cat, Phuoc Tuy in Operation Crimp. He was killed by a mine in mid-afternoon on 8th January 1966; Age 27 - Information from Find a Grave Memorial