10 Platoon, D Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Australian RegimentPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The tree commemorates members of 10 Platoon, D Company, 9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment who were killed in action in 1969 during the Vietnam War.  

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:25 Veterans Drive, Garden of Reflection, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven , 3925
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.521033
Long: 145.324317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1969
Approx. Event End Date:1969


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th October, 2013
Front Inscription

Plaque :

10 Platoon D Company 9 RAR Commemorative Tree

In memory of the following members of 10 Platoon who were killed in action in South Vietnam during 1969 :

4719981  Pte Bruce James Plane            20 Jan 1969
4719565  LCPL Richard John Abraham    6 Jul 1969
134994    Pte Bernd George Fritz Binder  27 Oct 1969

Planted by 10 Platoon 27 Oct 2013

Right Side Inscription
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design