Arie (Harry) VAN VALEN

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VAN VALEN, Arie

Service Number: 54320
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)
Born: Dordrecht, Netherlands, 5 May 1944
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Accidental, South Vietnam, 29 June 1965, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Townsville HB - 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
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Vietnam War Service

5 Jun 1965: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 54320, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)
5 Jun 1965: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 54320

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"54320 Private Arie Van Valen, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment Age 21 from Dordrecht Holland. He was accidentally killed while on loan to the US Army when he and four other infantry troops were fatally wounded in a mine explosion in unit lines on 26th June 1965. He died three days later in 3rd US Field Hospital Saigon." - Find-a-grave (www.findagrave.com)