Stephen Warwick DICKSON

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DICKSON, Stephen Warwick

Service Number: 2792089
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, 5 September 1948
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, South Vietnam, 6 June 1970, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Newcastle Memorial Park, Beresfield, New South Wales
Memorials: Adelaide Pathway of Honour - 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Kurri Kurri War Memorial
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Vietnam War Service

4 Mar 1970: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 2792089, 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit, Vietnam
25 Mar 1970: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 2792089, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
14 May 1970: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 2792089, 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)

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Biography

Birth: Sep. 5, 1948
Newcastle
New South Wales, Australia
Death: Jun. 6, 1970, Vietnam

2792089 Stephen Dickson was born in Newcastle New South Wales on the 5th September 1948.
He was a National Serviceman. His service in Vietnam included:- 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit, from the 4th March 1970 to the 24th March 1970.
6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the 25th March 1970 to the 13th May 1970.
7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the 14th May 1970 to the 6th June 1970.
The next morning's clearance of the ambush site triggered an M16 anti–personnel mine. Private Mick O'Halloran, the only survivor of the search group, received shrapnel wounds and was evacuated by Dustoff helicopter to Vung Tau. He later returned to the battalion and a period of light duties. The Australian soldiers killed by the explosion were Private Stephen Dickson, Private Stanley Larsson and Private Paul Navarre.
A memorial in Newcastle's Civic Park to local soldiers killed in Vietnam includes the names of Private Stephen Dickson, Corporal Tom Blackhurst, and Private ‘Ziggy' Trzecinski.

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