Sheppard, Laurence Rodney (Private, b.1946 - d.1968)

Place Asia: Vietnam, Bien Hoa Province, Bien Hoa
Accession Number PR05539
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Document
Maker Lynch, Phillip Reginald
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1968
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Vietnam War service of 3790506 Private Laurence Rodney Sheppard, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Vietnam. Collection consists of an original handwritten telegram (in two parts) from Phillip Lynch, Minister for the Army, notifying Private Sheppard's father of his son's death in Bien Hoa Province, Vietnam, when a battalion of the 141st Regiment (North Vietnamese Army), and supporting units attacked Fire Support Base Coral on 13 May 1968. The telegram bears the post office stamp at Sunbury, Victoria.