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21-January-2016 (Sandra Brown)
21-January-2016 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by David Evans OAM / Sandra Brown

The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during the war in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973. 

The memorial consists of two brass plaques fixed to a rough-hewn granite plinth. The plinth sits within a-paved semi-circle with a brick retaining wall behind on which are mounted memorial brass plaques commemorating the deaths of returned servicemen. Two plaques are attached to the plinth with large plaque shaped like an open book with a map of Australia on the left and a list of the names of local Tamworth men who lost their lives in the conflict. 

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War began with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962.  Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

However, the end-date of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War has officially been amended to 29 April 1975 to reflect Australia’s further involvement in the war during the fall of Saigon in 1975.  The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra now recognise this new date.

Location

Address:Marius Street, Railway War Memorial Park, Tamworth, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.088336
Long: 150.931103
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1973

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th February, 1984
Front Inscription

Vietnam War Memorial
Lest We Forget

For Australia
1962 - 1973

Killed In Action
From Tamworth Region

[ Names ]

Their Bodies Are Buried
In Peace And Their Names
Liveth For Evermore

 

Back Inscription

Erected By The Members Of The Vietnam
Legion Veterans Association Of 
Australia (Tamworth) And By The Generosity
Of The Citizens Of Tamworth To Honor The
Memory Of Those Servicemen Killed In 
    Vietnam 1962 - 1973.
Dedicated 18th February 1984.

Inscription in Proximity

Retaining Wall:
VIETNAM
[Names]

Source: MA, NRWM
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