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The Soldier : 08-August-2014
The Soldier : 08-August-2014

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The soldier statuette commemorates those from Walgett Shire who saw active service in Vietnam between 1966 and 1973.

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:71 Fox Street, Walgett RSL Memorial Club, Walgett, 2832
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.022759
Long: 148.116562
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1966
Approx. Event End Date:1973


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1989
Front Inscription

                  The Soldier

This Statuette Is Placed Here To Honour
The Following Residents Of Walgett Shire
Who Saw Active Service In Vietnam
              1966 - 1973

                [ Names ]

             Lest We Forget

Walgett RSL Sub Branch    Walgett RSL Club
W. Hutchinson                      K.R.Ryan
President                              President



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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