Finucane, Kerry James (Private)

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number PR03401
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Diary, Newspaper cutting
Maker Finucane, Kerry James
Place made Australia, Vietnam
Date made 1966
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Collection relating to the Vietnam War service of Private Kerry Finucane, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Vietnam, 1966.

Wallet 1 of 1 - consists of pages a hand written diary covering the period from January to June 1966 when Finucane returned to Australia. The diary includes short daily entries regarding his daily activities. The entry for 11 January includes mention of the death of Bror "Bow" Ola Petersen. The diary also mentions, alcohol, movies, camp life, patrols, and mentions number of kills. Also includes a page from the newspaper 'The Recorder' dated 20 January 1966 with an article about gifts from the RSL for troops in Vietnam which includes the transcript of a thank you letter from Private Finucane.