Thomas Johannes DE VRIES VAN LEEUWEN

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DE VRIES VAN LEEUWEN, Thomas Johannes

Service Number: 4718756
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Holland, 17 January 1946
Home Town: Casterton, Glenelg, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in an enemy mortar attack - Operation Coburg 1968, Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam, 18 February 1968, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Mount Barker Cemetery, S.A.
General Section B Grave 133
Memorials: Adelaide South East Asian Conflicts Memorial, Adelaide Vietnam War Memorial, Hilton Australia's National Servicemen Memorial
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Vietnam War Service

28 Dec 1967: Involvement Australian Army, Private, SN 4718756, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography


Service Record
Name
De Vries Van Leeuwen , Thomas Johannes
Service Army
Service Number 4718756
Rank Private
Date of Birth 17 01 1946
Place of Birth Holland, The Netherlands
Date of Intake 0/2/1967
NS Training 2 RTB
Follow Up Training 3 RAR Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Basic Training Puckapunyal
Next of Kin at time of Service Mr & Mrs De Vries Van Leeuwen
Operational Service Vietnam
Medals AASM 1945-1975 / Vietnam Campaign Medal / ADM / ANSM / South Vietnam Star

Information from Nashos Nominal Roll

4718756 Private Thomas Johannes De Vries Van Leeuwen, Age 22
Pte De Vries Van Leeuwen was killed during a mortar attack on Fire Support Base Anderson in Bien Hoa Province at 1.15am 18th February 1968 during Operation Coburg. Buried Mt Barker Cemetery SA.

Information from Find a Grave Memorial

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