Gordon Henry D'ANTOINE

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D'ANTOINE, Gordon Henry

Service Number: 54865
Enlisted: 1 February 1964
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Born: Derby, Western Australia, 5 March 1946
Home Town: Derby, Derby-West Kimberley, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Junior postal officer
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, 18 October 1966, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Plot Section KA Site 0793A
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Broome War Memorial 2
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Vietnam War Service

1 Feb 1964: Enlisted Australian Army, Private, SN 54865
30 Apr 1966: Involvement Australian Army, Private, SN 54865, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)

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Biography

Birth: Mar. 5, 1946
Derby
Western Australia, Australia
Death: Oct. 18, 1966, Vietnam

54865 Private Gordon Henry D'Antoine, Age 20. 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment; A junior postal officer when he enlisted in February 1964. He was a member of the Assault Pioneer Platoon when on 18th October 1966, whilst guarding the entrance to a cave as his platoon searched for booby traps, Gordon was shot in the back by a sniper and died enroute to the US 36th Evacuation Hospital Vung Tau.

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