Burton, William Thomas (Sergeant, b. 1943)

Place Asia: Vietnam, Bien Hoa Province, Fire Support Base Coral
Accession Number AWM2021.364.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Whole
Object type Digital file
Maker Burton, William Thomas
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relates to the Vietnam War service of 37530 Sergeant William Thomas Burton, Vietnam, 1968.

Collection contains 3 documents written by Burton circa 2017 relating to his service with C Squadron, 1 Armoured Regiment.

Document 1 of 3 is titled ‘Operation ‘Toan Thang’ – 21 May 1968: ‘C’ Squadron’s March North to Fire Support Base Coral’. This is a three page manuscript which details the squadron’s journey to FSB Coral including weapons, bridge crossings, and tanks.

Document 2 of 3 is titled ‘Centurion Tank and Crew Operations in Vietnam General Comments’. This is a six page manuscript which details the weight, crew required, roles of the crew, enemy weapons, medical supplies, weather, cleaning the tank and equipment, maintenance, parade service, and gallantry.

Document 3 of 3 is titled ‘Operation Toan Thang 21 May 1968 Fire Support Base Coral: ‘Delta’ Company, 1st Royal Australian Regiment in Advance to Contact with 1 Troop, ‘C’ Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment in Direct Fire Support’. This is a three page manuscript which details the operation including contact with enemy, weapons used, weather, bunkers, morale, and notes on ammunition.