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Long Tan Lawn of Solitude and Memorial Stone commemorates those who fought and those who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War.

The Battle of Long Tan (18 August 1966) took place near the village of Long Tan, in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The action was fought between Australian forces and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units after the 108-man D Company, 6 RAR clashed with a force of between 1,500 to 2,500 men from the Viet Cong 275th Regiment, reinforced by at least one North Vietnamese battalion and D445 Provincial Mobile Battalion.

Eighteen Australians were killed and 24 wounded, while the Viet Cong lost at least 245 dead which were found over the days that followed. A decisive Australian victory, Long Tan proved a major local set back for the Viet Cong.


Address:360 Payneham Road, Payneham RSL , Payneham, 5070
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.895794
Long: 138.640864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:18-August-1966
Actual Event End Date:18-August-1966
Source: MA
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