ATTACHED KIA LIST

Australian KIA List

The following is a list of the names of those Australians that were killed in action / missing in action whilst serving with First Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (Group) attached to The 173D Airborne Brigade from May 1965 to June 1966 and 4 members of Fifth Battalion. The Royal Australian Regiment attached under Command of The 173rd Airborne Brigade from 14 May to 24 June 1966 on Operation " " Hardihood " See Notes for explanations.

 
Regt No.  Rank     Name                   Unit          Age    Date               
                                                                                  
 
37010     PTE      W.T. CARROLL           1 RAR         21     26 JUNE 1965       
 
37867     PTE      M.A. BOURKE            1 RAR         19     26 JUNE 1965       
 
54320     PTE      A. VAN VALEN           1 RAR         21     29 JUNE 1965       
 
2412151   PTE      W.L. NALDER            1 RAR         19      8 JULY 1965        
 
37003     CPL      F.J. SMITH             1 RAR         25     21 SEPT 1965       
 
214479    PTE      R.E. FIELD             1 RAR         22      9 OCT 1965        
 
212612    L/CPL    T. ROSS                1 RAR         25     12 OCT 1965        
 
214329    PTE      A.R. HANSEN            1 RAR         25     25 OCT 1965        
 
213963    L/CPL    R.H.J. PARKER *        1 RAR         24      8 NOV 1965         
 
37857     PTE      P.R. GILLSON *         1 RAR         20      8 NOV 1965        
 
42774     CPL      R.H. HILLIER MID(P)    1 RAR         26     29 NOV 1965        
 
36205     GNR      T. SIMPSON             105 FD BTY    27      9 DEC 1965         
 
36543     CPL      A.H.T. FOTHERINGHAM    1 RAR         28     17 DEC 1965        
 
17071     CAPT     K.W. BADE              105 FD BTY    27      8 JAN 1966        
 
215214    PTE      C. CLARK               1 RAR         20      8 JAN 1966         
 
213780    PTE      M.A.F. WILSON          1 RAR         29      8 JAN 1966        
 
215217    PTE      N.W. HORNE             1 RAR         19      8 JAN 1966         
 
5411305   PTE      B.O. PETERSEN          1 RAR         25     10 JAN 1966        
 
5411479   PTE      D.H. PENN              1 RAR         26     10 JAN 1966        
 
213151    CPL      R.W. BOWTELL           3 FD TP RAE   33     11 JAN 1966        
 
38012     L/CPL    R.E. COXON             1 RAR         27     13 JAN 1966        
 
15985     CPL      R.D. SEIPEL            1 RAR         24     7 FEB 1966         
 
215418    PTE      E.A. GRILLS            1 RAR         20     12 FEB 1966        
 
17665     L/CPL     T. SUTER              1 RAR         20     27 FEB 1966        
 
54026     CPL       L.C. McDONALD         1 RAR         28     9 MAR 1966         
 
1200128   PTE       L.J. BAXTER           1 RAR         28     15 MAR 1966        
 
4717546   PTE       E.W. NOACK (NS)       5 RAR         21     24 MAY 1966        
 
215958    PTE       J.R. SWEETNAM         5 RAR         19      9 JUNE 1966       
 
15358     CPL       B.F. COUPE            5 RAR         23     10 JUNE 1966       
 
3786921   PTE       L.T. FARREN (NS)      5 RAR         20     10 JUNE 1966       

NOTES: MID (P) Mentioned in Dispatches (Posthumous) PARKER * Both listed Missing in Action - Bodies GILLSON * not recovered - known to have been Killed in Action. Operation " HUMP ". NOACK (NS) National Service Soldiers ( Draft ) FARREN (NS) 105 Fd Bty 105 Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery 3 Fd Tp RAE 3 Field Troop, Royal Australian Engineers.

SETAF KIA LIST

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ROAMANIA  KIA LIST

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