John Walter DESNOY

DESNOY, John Walter

Service Number: 3791033
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 15 August 1945
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Guillotine operator
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, 26 May 1968, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Cremated and ashes collected
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Port Pirie Vietnam Veterans Honour Wall, Seymour Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk Roll of Honour, Toogoom Vietnam Memorial, Victorian Garden of Remembrance
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Vietnam War Service

20 Dec 1967: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 3791033, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
20 Dec 1967: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 3791033
12 May 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 3791033, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), FSB Coral / Balmoral - Vietnam, KIA FSB Balmoral

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Service Record
Desnoy , John Walter
Service Army
Service Number 3791033
Rank Private
Date of Birth 15 08 1945
Place of Birth Melbourne Vic.
Date of Intake 0/5/1967
NS Training 2 RTB
Follow Up Training Inf Centre, Ingelburn, NSW / 3 RAR Woodside SA, / KIA Battle of Coral/Balmoral Bien Hoa Province Vietnam - 26 05 1968
Basic Training Puckapunyal, Vic
Next of Kin at time of Service Mr & Mrs Desnoy
Operational Service Vietnam
Medals AASM 1945-1975 / Vietnam Campaign Medal / ADM / ANSM / South Vietnam Star

Information from Nashos Nominal Roll

Birth: Aug. 15, 1945
Victoria, Australia
Death: May 26, 1968
Bien Hoa
Dong Nai, Vietnam

3791033 DESNOY John Walter Age 22,
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
He was a guillotine operator in the printing industry when he was called up in April 1967. The private with 3RAR was killed in action at the Battle of Coral/Balmoral in Bien Hoa Province on May 26, 1968.

Note: Springvale botanical cemetery record that the cremated remains have been collected.

Information from Find a Grave Memorial