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A monument commemorates Private P. Z. Trzecinski who was killed in action in South Vietnam in 1968.

Private Trzecinski was born in Poland and came to Australia in 1954. He was always destined for service, and as a teenager he joined the military cadets. When his opportunity came, he enlisted with the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and went to fight for his country in Vietnam in 1967. After one tour he returned to Australia and married before returning to Vietnam for a second tour. He left his wife pregnant with their son Paul. Unfortunately, father and son would never meet.

On 27 January 1968, whilst on patrol at Nui Dat, in Phuoc Tuy Province, Private Trzecinski was killed in action. He was the only Maitland man not born in Australia to be killed in the Vietnam War.


Address:New England Highway, Maitland, 2320
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.730526
Long: 151.543541
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:27-January-1968
Actual Event End Date:27-January-1968


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th September, 2009
Front Inscription

216115 Private Paul Zygmund Trzecinski

7th Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment

Killed in action at Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Viietnam
27th January 1968

Lest We Forget

Loved and sadly missed by family and friends

Right Side Inscription
This memorial was unveiled by General Peter Cosgrove, AC, MC (Ret`d) on Sunday 6th September 2009 in the presence of the Trzecinski family
Source: MA
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