Birth date: 8 May 1945
Death date: 18 August 1966
Death place: South Vietnam
Final rank: Private
Service number: 3787607 - Vietnam, 1962-1975
Unit: 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of Death: 18 August 1966
  • Unit: 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Collection Items



Informal Portrait of 3787607 Private (Pte) Colin Joseph Whiston in his summer polyester uniform, holding a 7.62 mm Self Loading Rifle (SLR). Pte Whiston served in Vietnam in No. 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit (1ARU) and the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR). Pte Whiston was...



The Last Post Ceremony commemorating the service of (3787607) Private Colin Joseph Whiston, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Vietnam War

The Last Post Ceremony is presented in the Commemorative area of the Australian War Memorial every day. The ceremony commemorates more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations and whose names are recorded on the Roll of Honour. At each ceremony the story...



Date of birth 1945-05-08
Date of death 1966-08-18