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Commonwealth Government Records about South Australia

Vietnam War

Almost 60,000 Australian men and women served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War (1962–73). A total of 521 Australians died as a result of the war. The first national serviceman killed in the war was South Australian Errol Noack in May 1966.

Selected series relating to the Vietnam War and South Australia
Recorded by: Central Army Records Office
Army personnel files, 1947– B2458
Recorded by: Navy Office, Department of the Navy
Service cards for navy officers, 1911–70 A6769
Recorded by: Department of Air, Central Office
RAAF personnel files – all ranks, 1949– A12372
Recorded by: Department of Labour and National Service, Branch Office/Regional Administration, South Australia
National Service personal files (12th to 30th intake), 1965–76 AT2217/1
National Service personal files (3rd to 22nd intake), 1966–70 AT1815/2
National Service files (11th to 30th intake), 1968–72 AT1935/4
National Service files (18th to 30th intake), 1969–72 AT2427/1
Index cards National Service, 1966–74 AP1211/1
Index cards National Service training, 1967–75 AP1230/1
Selected items relating to the Vietnam War and South Australia
Vietnam war service file – Noack, Errol Wayne, 1965–90 B2458, 4717546
Associations individual – Vietnam peace campaign – South Australia, 1965 A6122, 1685
Recommendations for honours and awards for army personnel serving in Vietnam, 1965–67 A1945/41, 133/3/26
Honours and awards – gallantry awards (operational) – Vietnam, 1967–69 A2880/1, 5/5/46
ASIO surveillance photograph of anti-conscription demonstration, Adelaide, 1969 A9626, 106
Australian War Memorial
Headquarters, Australian Force Vietnam – Operations – Innamincka, includes maps, 1968 AWM98, R569/1/151, 151A


Chapter 19
War service