214672 Private Richard (Rick) Crowe-Mai, serving in Malaya with Support Company, 4th Battalion, ...

Accession Number P02470.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Negative
Place made Malaya: Malacca, Terendak
Date made January 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

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Description

214672 Private Richard (Rick) Crowe-Mai, serving in Malaya with Support Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR), pays his respects at the graves of 215214 Private (Pte) Christopher Clark, 215217 Pte Neville Wayne Horne and 213780 Pte Mervyn Arthur Frederick Wilson, all of 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR). The firing party stands behind with the Regimental Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer 1 W G (Paddy) Brennan, 4RAR, in the far left of the photograph. Privates Clark, Horne and Wilson were killed in action on 6 January 1966 during Operation Crimp, in Binh Duong province. They were buried in Terendak and in 2016 their bodies were repatriated to Australia for re-burial.