Jeffrey Max DUROUX

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DUROUX, Jeffrey Max

Service Number: 15230
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Born: Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, 7 July 1940
Home Town: Grafton, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed In Action, South Vietnam, South Vietnam, Vietnam, 5 January 1969, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens - Path 11 - Grave 709A , Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Grafton Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Kallangur Vietnam Veterans' Place, Redcliffe RSL Memorial Wall
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Vietnam War Service

8 Jun 1966: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal, SN 15230, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
8 Jun 1966: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), SN 15230, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), Long Tan
8 Jun 1966: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, SN 15230
5 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, SN 15230, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
5 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, SN 15230, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
5 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, SN 15230
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Debra Mason

15230 Sergeant Jeffrey Max Duroux

17th July, 1940 – 5th January, 1969

Derrick Gardens – Path 11 – Grave 709A, Centennial Park Cemetery, SA

15230 Sergeant Jeff Duroux, an indigenous Australian, was born in Grafton, NSW. He served with 6th Battalion between 8th June, 1966 and 2nd April, 1967 on his first tour of duty in South Vietnam. A member of D Company, Jeff was a veteran of the Battle of Long Tan. Following his return to Australia and because of his military experience, he was posted to the newly formed 9th Battalion.

Jeff’s service with 9 RAR, Vietnam, commenced on 5th November, 1968. On Operation Goodwood, which took place in the Hat Dich area, 30 km n.w. of Nuit Dat, Jeff served with 4 Platoon, B Company. During hostilities his Platoon made contact with the enemy, and on 5th January, 1969, aged 28 years, 15230 Sergeant Jeff Duroux was killed in action.

Information from 9RAR SA

15230 Sergeant Jeffrey Max Duroux, Age 28.
9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
He survived the Battle of Long Tan with D Company 6RAR in 1966. He was killed while serving with 9RAR on 5th January 1969 in Bien Hoa when a bullet ricocheted from a tree and hit him.
(Awarded to US Presidential Unit Citation for the Battle of LONG TAN, VIETNAM)

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