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The honour roll commemorates members of the 1st Field Regiment who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War.

On the honour roll it states one of the casualties as Gunner P. C. Norris.  Gunner Philip Norris did not lose his life in Vietnam. He spent 44 years in care, before dying in Sydney on 3rd August, 2010, aged 65. Struck on the head by shrapnel during an early morning enemy mortar attack on Australian’s Nui Dat base camp on 17th August 1966 and evacuated to the Vung Tau Australian Army Hospital, word filtered back to the men of 103rd Field Battery that he had died of his wounds.

He was listed on the Regiment Memorial and in the book, Battle of Long Tan, as killed in action.  He lived in the Rozelle Repatriation Hospital with injuries that would keep him in this hospital for much of his life.

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:Lavarack Parade & Lloyd Street, All Saints Chapel, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, 4051
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.424381
Long: 152.985871
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


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In memory of officers and men of 1st Field Regiment RAA who gave their lives in Vietnam

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Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt

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