O'Neil, Christopher (Sergeant, b.1939)

Accession Number PR03020
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Diary
Maker O'Neil, Christopher
Place made Vietnam
Date made 1971
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0051
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Vietnam War service of 214645 Platoon Sergeant Christopher O'Neil, Royal Australian Infantry Corps, Vietnam and Australia, 1971.

Wallet 1 of 1 - consists of an original hand written diary covering the period of January 1971 to September 1971. The diary includes detailed entries covering his daily routine as a Platoon Sergeant in 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit (ARU) and his later detachment to Head Quarters Australian Force, Vietnam (HQ AFV) at the Canberra Hotel in Cholon, Saigon. Entries on 6 and 7 January 1971 mention Rayene Stewart Simpson VC DCM. The diary also mentions: alcohol, card games, the weather, movies, smoking, letters, and home leave.