The Long Tan Fallen
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Australians killed in the Battle of Long Tan

No discussion of the Battle of Long Tan would be complete without remembering the ultimate sacrifice of the Australian’s and Vietnamese who fought and died in the battle.

Here is a list of the Australian’s who were killed fighting in the Battle of Long Tan:

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS USED IN LIST
1 APC Sqn = 1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron
2Lt = 2nd Lieutenant (Army rank)
6RAR = 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Civ: = Civilian occupation
Commem: = Commemorated at
Cpl = Corporal (Army rank)
KIA = Killed in action
L/Cpl = Lance Corporal (Army rank)
Pte = Private (Army rank)
WIA = Wounded in action

Pte Aldersea, Richard A. Unit: 6RAR; Age: 20; Regular Army enlistee
Born: Perth, WA
Civ: Lube attendant; Married
KIA – Chest wounds
Commem: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Cpl Clements, Peter E Unit: 1 APC Sqn; Age: 21; Regular Army enlistee
Born: Cunderdin, WA
Single
WIA – died at hospital
Commem: Moora Cemetery, WA
Pte Drabble, Glenn A Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: Brisbane, Queensland.
Civ: Blinds installer; Single
KIA – Gunshot wound to head
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Buried at: Pinnaroo Cemetery, Queensland
Pte Gant, Kenneth H Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: Brisbane, Queensland
Civ: Butcher; Single
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Buried at: Mt Gravatt Cemetery, Queensland
Pte Grant, Ernest F Unit: 6RAR; Age: 20; Regular Army enlistee
Born: Thurgoona, NSW
Civ: Farm hand; Single
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Albury Cemetery, NSW
Pte Grice, Victor R Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: Ballarat, Victoria
Civ: Storeman; Single
KIA
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Buried at: Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery, Queensland
Pte Houston, James M Unit: 6RAR; Age: 22; Regular Army enlistee
Born: Wallsend, NSW
Civ: Station hand; Married
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Buried at: Mt Thompson Crematorium, Queensland
L/Cpl Jewry, Jack Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: St Mary’s NSW
Civ: Apprentice electrician; Married
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, NSW
Buried at: Pine Grove Memorial Park, NSW
Pte Large, Paul A Unit: 6RAR; Age: 22; National Serviceman
Born: Wellington, NSW
Civ: Manager; Single
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, NSW
Buried at: Coolah Cemetery, NSW
Pte McCormack, A F Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: Launceston, Tasmania
Civ: Clerk; Single
WIA – Died at hospital
Pte McCormack, Dennis J Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: Adelaide, SA
Civ: Labourer; Single
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Buried at: Pinnaroo Cemetery, Queensland
Pte Mitchell, Warren D Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: Dalby, Queensland
Civ: Clerk; Single
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Buried at: Mt Gravatt Cemetery, Queensland
Pte Salverton, Douglas J Unit: 6RAR; Age: 20; National Serviceman
Born: Brisbane, Queensland
Civ: Student; Single
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, Queensland
Buried at: Mt Gravatt Cemetery, Queensland
2Lt Sharp, Gordon C Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: Tamworth, NSW
Civ: Television cameraman; Single
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, NSW
Buried at: Tamworth Memorial Park, NSW
Pte Thomas, David J Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; Regular Army enlistee
Born: Bendigo, Victoria
Civ: Skilled labourer; Single
KIA – Chest wounds
Commem: Kangaroo Flat Cemetery, Victoria
Pte Topp, Francis B Unit: 6RAR; Age: 19; Regular Army enlistee
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland
Single
KIA
Commem: Helidon Cemetery, Queensland
Pte Wales, Maxwell R Unit: 6RAR; Age: 22; Regular Army enlistee
Born: Goondiwindi, Queensland
Single
KIA
Commem: Moree Cemetery, NSW
Pte Whiston, Colin J Unit: 6RAR; Age: 21; National Serviceman
Born: Sydney, NSW
Civ: Postman; Single
KIA – Gunshot wounds
Commem: Garden of Remembrance, Victoria
Buried at: Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria

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