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Street names commemorate the six Australians who were missing in action at the Battle of Long Tan in 1966. 

18 Australians died in the Battle of Long Tan, the bloodiest battle for Australians in the Vietnam War. Six men from Australia were missing in action after this battle and while none of them came from Western Australia, the West Australian Vietnam Veterans Association held a special street name dedication service in their honour. The names of those missing in action are :

Lance Corporal Richard "Tiny" Parker
Private Peter Gillson
Private David Fisher
Flying Officer Michael Herbert
Pilot Officer Robert Carver
Lance Corporal John Francis Gillespie


Address:Baldivus Road , Peet Ltd Estate , Baldivus, 6171
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.305039
Long: 115.822947
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Road
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1966
Approx. Event End Date:1966


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th August, 2006
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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