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Les Farren was the first Victorian National Serviceman to die in the Vietnam War.

Private Farren was conscripted in 1965 and posted to 10 Platoon, Delta Company, 5th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Infantry Corps. He was also a keen amateur photographer and the only son of Thomas and Lillian Farren. On June 10, 1966, while on patrol in South Vietnam, he was severely wounded by Viet Cong mortar fire. He was 19 days short of his 21st birthday.

Location

Address:Edwards Street, Reservoir Cenotaph, Reservoir, 3078
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.71
Long: 145.009722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1973

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2006
Source: MA
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