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 Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Cremated and ashes collected
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place
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Vietnam War Service

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

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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