Green uniform shirt : Captain A W White, Australian Army

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number REL35365.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton, Nylon
Maker Unknown
Place made Vietnam
Date made c 1960s
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Light weight olive green shirt. The shirt has no buttons and is open down the front. The bottom of the shirt is sewn closed at the front. There is no collar and no pockets. The left sleeve has started to become unstitched at the rear and there is a burn or wear hole on the back of the shirt at lower right. There is no maker's label attached to the garment.

History / Summary

Worn by Captain A W White on operations during his second tour in Vietnam. Anthony Walter White was born 16 April 1938 in Randwick NSW. He enlisted in the Army in 1961, with the service number 214183 and was sent to Officer Cadet School (OCS) Portsea where he graduated with the rank of lieutenant. His first tour in Vietnam began on 11 November 1965 with 1 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR). During this time he served in 1 RAR's extensive operations in the Ho Bo Woods area. He transferred to Headquarters, 1 Australian Task Force on 5 June 1966 when 1 RAR rotated home to Australia. White went on to complete his tour with Headquarters, Australian Force Vietnam (Army Component) from 2 August until 16 November 1966. He served a second tour in Vietnam as a captain with 1 Civil Affairs Unit from 18 March 1970 until 28 October 1971.