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St James Cathedral Vietnam Plaque  : 2-11-2013
St James Cathedral Vietnam Plaque : 2-11-2013

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Ian Bevege

The plaques commemorate those who served in the Vietnam War and those who departed from Townsville for service.

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.


Address:36 Cleveland Terrace, St James Cathedral, Townsville, 4810
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.255459
Long: 146.816488
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1972
Designer:Colonel Hugh Franklin
Monument Manufacturer:Stan Moses


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 1st March, 1991
Front Inscription

Vietnam 1962 - 1972

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

To commemorate those who served

Plaque :

This plaque was contributed by members of the Vietnam Veterans Association

In commemoration of those who departed from Townsville for service in Vietnam and dedicated by the Right Reverend H. J. Lewis, SSM, AM Bishop of North Queensland on 1st March 1991


Source: MA
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