Roll of Honour : Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam

Accession Number REL/07615
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Wood; Brass; Plastic
Maker Plaque Shop
Place made Vietnam: Quang Nam Province, Da Nang
Date made c 1971
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Large wooden Roll of Honour plaque bearing at the top a green plastic shield edged in white. The shield shows a yellow inverted boomerang with red lettering 'AATTV' above a brown crossbow. Beneath this is a yellow scroll bearing the motto 'PERSEVERE' in red. Underneath the shield is painted yellow lettering 'ROLL OF HONOUR 1962-1972'. Thirty-three small engraved brass plaques have been attached to the main plaque, each bearing the name, initials, rank and date of death of members of the Australian Army Training Team who died during service in South Vietnam. Gallantry decorations are also indicated if applicable. The engraving has been carried out at different times in different styles and the letters have been filled in with red. The names are: 'SGT W F HACKING 1 JUN 63, WO2 K G CONWAY 6 JUL 64, WO2 R A SCOTT 10 SEP 65, WO2 K A WHEATLEY VC 13 NOV 65, WO2 R J SWANTON 13 NOV 65, WO2 R V LEES 13 JAN 66, WO2 J A MACDONALD 7 FEB 66, CAPT G R BELLEVILLE 12 FEB 66, WO2 J H ANDREWS 21 FEB 66, WO2 T D PHILLIPS MID 20 MAR 66, WO2 W A BLANCK 20 SEP 66, WO2 M P HANLEY 20 FEB 67, MAJ P J BADCOE VC 7 APR 67, WO2 J M STONE 19 APR 67, CAPT K W BAUDISTEL 13 AUG 67, WO2 A P SIGGERS 21 AUG 67, WO2 A J ROBERTSON 5 DEC 67, WO2 M A HENDERSON 16 DEC 67, WO2 R SEILER 16 DEC 67, WO2 A PARELLO MID 1 FEB 68, CAPT A DANILENKO MID 25 APR 68, WO2 F G HAMERSLEY MID 30 MAY 68, WO2 J DURRINGTON 30 MAY 68, WO2 J GARRIGAN 27 DEC 68, WO2 J A BOND 25 APR 69, WO2 M W GILL MID 6 MAY 69, WO2 B WALSH MM 27 JUN 69, WO2 K J TROY 23 NOV 69, WO2 J G PETTIT 3 APR 70, WO2 J FITZGERALD 17 APR 70, WO2 F L RAFFEN 7 AUG 70, WO2 T LYDDIETH 18 FEB 71, CPL T D BLACKHURST 17 APR 71'. The back of the plaque is marked in black 'PLAQUE SHOP (partly legible Vietnamese lettering) Danang'. A slot in the back shows that the plaque was originally designed to hang on a wall. The wooden foot, secured by a length of chain, was added in Australia in the 1980s to allow the plaque to be used at ceremonies held in the open.

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