Eugene Joseph HARLEY OAM

HARLEY, Eugene Joseph

Service Number: 240213
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: Australian Army Chaplains' Department
Born: Lithgow, New South Wales Australia , 1 April 1930
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Army Padre
Died: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, 25 April 2017, aged 87 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Vietnam War Service

12 Jul 1963: Involvement Australian Army, Lieutenant Colonel, SN 240213, Australian Army Chaplains' Department

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Principal Chaplain (Catholic) Eugene Joseph Harley (Rtd) served as Chaplain Class 4 and Chaplain Class 3 Royal Australian Army Chaplains Department, Malaysia 1961 (2RAR), Borneo 1965 (3RAR) and South Vietnam 1967.

Monsignor Eugene Harley served 27 years in the Australian Defence Force, including 7 years with 2RAR. He served in Malaya, Borneo, and Vietnam. In the latter period of his service Monsignor Harley was appointed Principal Catholic Chaplain of the Army.