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Corporal Ashley Birt Plaque / March 2013
Corporal Ashley Birt Plaque / March 2013

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Memorial plaque unveiled in honour of Corporal Ashley Birt who was killed in Afghanistan on 29th October 2011.

Corporal Birt and two of his colleagues, Captain Bryce Duffy and Lance Corporate Luke Gavin, were gunned down by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army. Corporal Birt was the first Gympie local to be killed in action since two soldiers died in the Vietnam War.

Location

Address:Memorial Lane, Gympie, 4570
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.189745
Long: 152.661005
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 2011
Front Inscription

AFGHANISTAN

8530042 Corporal Ashley Craig Birt
Killed in Action – 29.10.11
Aged 22 Years

Served With Honour Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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