Phillip John GOULD

GOULD, Phillip John

Service Number: 215568
Enlisted: 9 January 1964
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Born: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 9 June 1945
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier/ Commissioned Officer
Died: Cardiac Arrest, 30 September 2019, aged 74 years, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Non Warlike Service

9 Jan 1964: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private

Vietnam War Service

13 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, SN 215568, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
13 Nov 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, SN 215568

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Biography contributed by Virtual Australia

Retired as a Colonel 

 As you will note, he is the only soldier/officer that I know to have legitimately worn all three berets, Red-Green and Sandy. He commanded 1St Cdo Regt ’82-’84.  

He died on the 30th September of a massive heart attack. He was a bloody good mate. - John Taske.

Eastern Command Personnel Depot 09 JAN 64
1 Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment 12 DEC 64
5 Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment 26 MAY 65
Airborne Platoon 10 OCT 65
Headquarters, Special Air Service Regiment 07 JUL 67
9 Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment 04 FEB 68
Officer Cadet School (Staff) 19 JAN 70
Army Headquarters Canberra 01 MAR 72
Special Air Service Regiment 03 SEP 73
3 Special Air Service Squadron 02 JAN 75
Australian Army Staff (London) 24 SEP 75
Headquarters, 3 Military District 31 JAN 78
2/4 Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment 30 JAN 79
Director General Army Training,
Operations Branch (Army Office) 20 JAN 81
Headquarters, 1 Commando Regiment 07 DEC 82
Headquarters, Field Force Command 15 JAN 85
11 Field Force Group 15 JAN 86
Headquarters, 11 Brigade 29 MAR 88
District Support Unit Brisbane 30 JUN 89
11 Training Group 01 JAN 90


Phillip served for 30 years as an Infantry Officer in the Australian Army. He had a wide variety of command, training and staff postings, including active service in South Vietnam and exchange duties in the UK. He commanded at Squadron level in the SAS Regiment and was Commanding Officer of the 1st Commando Regiment. Upon leaving the Army, Phillip was the Regional Manager of a national credit union for 10 years, before being successfully involved in business. Philip joined the Board of the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation in 2008, and was appointed Deputy Chair in 2018 - MacArthur Museum Brisbane