Gordon Dennis SORRENSEN

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SORRENSEN, Gordon Dennis

Service Number: 2790417
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia , 26 January 1945
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action, South Vietnam, South Vietnam, Vietnam, 30 June 1969, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Gympie Cemetery, Qld
Gympie Cemetery, Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Gympie WW2, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Traveston Vietnam District Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

9 May 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 2790417
28 May 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 2790417
Date unknown: Involvement Private, SN 2790417, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Originally from Gympie, Queensland, Gordon was called up for national service in 1969 and posted to 9RAR, deploying with the Battalion to Vietnam in April that year. He was tragically killed during a contact with the Vietcong on the 30th of June 1969 in Long Khanh province during a patrol.
He was 24 at the time of his death.