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18-June-2019 [Sandra Brown]
18-June-2019 [Sandra Brown]

Photographs supplied by Tom Bird / Henry Moulds / Sandra Brown

The Vietnam War Memorial commemorates the 504 personnel who died in service or were killed in action during the Vietnam War, including Private W. W. Donnelly who was born in Dubbo.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history before the conflict in Afghanistan. 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:Darling & Talbragar Streets, Victoria Park, Dubbo, 2830
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.247461
Long: 148.607237
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Front Inscription

In Memory Of 
The 504 Australian Personnel 
Killed On Active Service In Vietnam
1962 - 1973

Dedicated To The Memory Of  
217898 Pte. W. W. DONNELLY 1 RAR.
Born In Dubbo 22 July 1949
Killed In Action 24 November 1968

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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