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16-May-2014
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The Ernest Grant Park was named to commemorate Private Ernest Grant who was killed during the Battle of Long Tan in 1966 during the Vietnam War. 

Private Grant, 20, a farm hand from Thurgoona, was among 17 members of Delta Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, killed fighting communist Vietnamese forces on August 18, 1966.  Private Grant, a Regular Army enlistee, was one of 14 soldiers from the Albury-Wodonga district who died in Vietnam.

Location

Address:Bogong Street, Ernest Grant Park, Thurgoona, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.046764
Long: 146.987145
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:18-August-1966
Actual Event End Date:18-August-1966
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th August, 1987
Front Inscription

ERNEST GRANT PARK 
Is Dedicated To The Memory Of 
PRIVATE ERNEST FRANCIS GRANT 
Of Thurgoona.
Killed In Action On 18 August 1966, Aged 20,
During The Battle Of 
Long Tan In The Vietnam Conflict 1962-1972.

This Plaque Was Unveiled By His Father, 
GORDON GRANT, ESQ. 
On 16 August 1987

Source: MA,NRWM
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