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The War Memorial commemorates the men of the Latrobe Valley who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War, and all those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history. The arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

The end-date of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War has officially been amended to 29 April 1975 to reflect Australia’s further involvement in the war during the fall of Saigon in 1975.  The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra now recognise this new date.


Address:Ellavale Drive, ANZAC Memorial Park, Ellavale Housing Estate, Traralgon, 3844
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.198858
Long: 146.566301
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th April, 2008
Left Side Inscription


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Lest We Forget

Dedicated on Sunday 20th April 2008
by Lt. Col. J R Bourke, MG. Rtd.



Right Side Inscription

In Memory Of All Those Men And Women
Who Served In Australia`s Armed Forces
                   In The :
Boer War                          1899 - 1902
World War 1                     1914 - 1918
World War 2                      1939 - 1945
Malayan Emergency       1948 - 1964
Korean War                       1950 - 1954
Borneo Confrontation      1962 - 1964
Vietnam War                      1962 - 1975
Peacemaking / Keeping  1947 to the present
And Especially Those Who Paid The
Supreme Sacrifice In The Giving Of Their
Lives For Our Today And Tomorrow.  
May Their Deeds And Herosim Never
Be Forgotten.

Lest We Forget

This War Memorial & ANZAC Park
Was Officially Dedicated On Sunday The
20th  April 2008 By Lt. Col. Jim Bourke (Rtd)

Source: MA, VWHI
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