John BRESSINGTON

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BRESSINGTON, John

Service Number: 218583
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR)
Born: Hurstville, New South Wales, 29 November 1946
Home Town: Hurstville, Kogarah, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Booby trap, South Vietnam, South Vietnam, Vietnam, 6 March 1970, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, New South Wales
Memorialised at The Keith Payne VC Hostel Memorial, Toukley, NSW, Woronora Crematorium, Sutherland, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Pathway of Honour - 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall
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Vietnam War Service

17 Nov 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lance Corporal, SN 218583, 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR)
17 Nov 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lance Corporal, SN 218583
10 Feb 1970: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lance Corporal, SN 218583, 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR), Operation Hammersley

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Biography

218583 Lance Corporal John Bressington
8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Bressington was promoted in the field only days before a VC booby trap killed him in an action in Phuoc Tuy on 6th March 1970. Buried at The Keith Payne VC Hostel Memorial Evans Road Toukley NSW
Age 23.