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The plaque on the Cenotaph commemorates Les Farren, the first Victorian National Serviceman to die in the Vietnam War.

Private Farren was conscripted in 1965 and posted to 10 Platoon, Delta Company, 5th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Infantry Corps. He was also a keen amateur photographer and the only son of Thomas and Lillian Farren. On June 10, 1966, while on patrol in South Vietnam, he was severely wounded by Viet Cong mortar fire. He was 19 days short of his 21st birthday.


Address:Edwardes Street, Reservoir Cenotaph, adjacent Community & Learning Centre, Reservoir, 3078
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.716348
Long: 145.005621
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1973


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2006
Source: MA, VWHI
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au