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List of Deceased Scheyvillians

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Neil Adams   1/66
Ross Adams   2/69
John Ainsworth   2/67
Max Almond   DS
Barry Anderson   3/68
Warren Ashfield   4/70
Fred Atkinson   2/69
Clifford Bailey   Instructor / SI
Gregory Baker   1/70
Tim Bakker   01/73 OCS
Alec Ball   3/66
David Barker   2/72
Gordon Barwell   3/69
Tony Beddison   3/69
Robin Bennett   3/72
Brian Betts   DS
Alex Bomm   1/65
Graham Botwright   2/66
Malcolm Boyle   1/67
Brian Boylson   1/68
Brian Brand   1/69
John Brebner   4/69
David Bridge   3/69
Lyle Brown   1/65
Noel Brunker   3/67
Richard Bryant   2/70
Robert Buchan   4/71
Geoffrey Butts   1/72
Alan Cameron   1/70
Stewart Cameron   01/72 OCS
Michael Chapman   4/71
David Chivell   1/70
David Christie   1/68
Lawrence Clark   DS
Christopher Clarke   3/67
Geoffrey Clisdell   1/70
Peter Coats   2/69
Dennis Coffey   1/67
Philip Cogan   4/72
Geoffrey Colless   1/71
Peter Commerford   4/68
Owen Cosgriff   4/71
Bob Cooper   1/66
Brent Couper   1/70
Douglas Cribb   1/65
Lindsay Cutler   1/69
Noel Dalton   3/70
Phillip Davies   DS
Craig Davis   3/66
Philip Dawe   Instructor
John Dawson   1/72
John Deane-Butcher   1/65
Donald (Trick) Dennis   1/65
Michael Dobney   4/70
Brian Donegan   1/70
Ray Dousset   01/73 OCS
William Dunn   3/69
Glen Duus   1/65
Raymond Earl   1/65
Paul Egan   1/71
Ian England   1/65
William Evans   2/72
William Ferguson   3/66
Bob Fielding   4/70
Tim Fischer   3/66
Gordon Fitzgerald   SI
Gary Fizzell   DS
Murray Fletcher   2/66
Brian Foreman   1/70
Walter Foreman   3/68
Peter Fox   2/70
John Fraser   2/65
Maxwell Fraser   4/69
Ian Furlonger   02/72 OCS
Ian Gaunt   1/66
Ian Geddes   Commandant
Brian Gill   2/68
 Michael Gillespie   1/65
Colin Gray   1/72
Russell Green   1/70
Anthony Green   2/68
Lawrence Griffiths   2/65
Christopher Gunn   4/68
Klaus Hahn   01/73 OCS
Anthony Hammett   DS 65
David Harley   2/70
Michael Hart   2/69
David Haskett   2/65
Joe Hassan   2/67
Barry Hawkins   DS
Byron Hayes   1/65
Terry Hayes   3/67
Robert Healy   1/69
Russ Henderson   4/67
Lynton Herron   1/65
Warren Hind   1/69
William Hindson   DS
John Hogan   1/69
John Howard   3/66
Lynn Hummerston   1/69
Christopher Humphreys   1/68
Richard Jackson   3/67
Rick Jarrett   2/69
Alan Jellie   3/67
Peter Johns   3/66
James Johnstone   3/72
Chris Joscelyne   1/68
David Kaethner   2/69
Donald Keith   DS
Gary Kendrick   1/65
Brian Kelleher   DS
David Kerr   Commandant
Czeslaw Krawczyk   4/69
Charles Koch   2/67
Terrence Langlands   2/67
Gregory Lamb   2/72
Luciano Lapuma   1/71
Peter Lauder   2/66
Vlastimil Lauterbach   3/72
John Lawson   1/68
Brian LeDan   DS 65
Peter Lee   1/70
Douglas Leeden   2/68
Antoni Leweczko   3/71
Colin Linklater   2/65
John Littlewood   3/72
Guy Lloyd   2/67
Grahame Loadsman   2/65
Paul Logan   02/72 OCS
Brian Longue   1/65
David Lord   1/67
Malcolm MacFarlane   4/71
Digby Mackworth   1/66
Leslie Maike   1/67
Stan Maizey   Chief Instructor
Stan Maizey   Chief Instructor
Humphry Maltman   1/72
John Mangan   3/70
Peter Mansfield   2/72
Robert Martin   2/65
John Masters   1/71
Ian Mathers   1/70
James Mayhew   1/67
Kevin McAnuff   2/72
Brian McCaffrey   3/66
Richard McCubbin   1/69
Joe McCulloch   2/72 OCS
Daniel McDaniel   4/67
John McGrath   3/70
Malcolm McIntosh   2/72
Ross McKeand   1/69
John McKenner   Instructor
Des McKenzie   2/66
David Mee   3/66
Kit Miles   Commandant
Neil Mitchell   2/72
Bruce Monotti   2/69
Dale Moon   3/68
Lawrence Moon   RSM
Leslie Morgan   2/68
Richard Nicholls   1/66
Terrence Nunn   1/65
O. O’Brien   DS 65-66
Peter O’Brien   4/70
Jon O’Connell   3/68
Brian O’Sullivan   3/68
Keith Outridge   Commandant
Robert Owens   1/66
Anthony Parkes   4/69
David Paterson   1/67
Kim Patterson   DS
Warwick Patton   2/65
Peter Peelgrane   3/69
Ronald Peters   1/70
Adrian Pitcher   1/67
Alan Plummer   1/65
David Presgrave   DS
Terry Properjohn   1/65
Anthony Pullen   2/66
Glenn Riley   4/69
Kerry Rinkin   1/65
Brian Roberts   1/70
Malcolm Robinson   4/66
John Robinson   3/72
Cyril Rodoreda   3/71
David Roubin   1/65
Leon Rowe   4/71
Anthony Schiess   2/67
Bruce Scrivenor   Instructor / SI
Gordon Sharp   1/65
Ray Sheedy   2/70
Kevin Shoppee   3/70
Ian Sinnott   1/67
Graeme Smith   3/68
Anthony Sonneveld   1/70
Peter Spurling   3/66
Robert Stach   1/68
John Studdert   Commandant
Brian Sullivan   1/66
Terrence Summers   1/70
Robert Sydes   3/70
David Taylor   4/66
Leonard Taylor   1/66
Paul Terry   4/67
Robert Thornley   1/70
Gary Ticehurst   4/72
Lawrence Tilbrook   DS
David Tomkins   1/70
Christopher Topp   2/68
John Tucker   1/71
Eric Tucker   2/71
John Urquhart   1/70
Martin Vincent   01/72 OCS
Mark Walker   01/73 OCS
Neil Wallace   2/68
Colin Ward   2/68
Lachlan Warlters   2/67
Bill Watson   2/69
Peter Webber   4/66
Neil Weekes   1/67
William Wheelock   2/72
Percy White   DS
Ronald Whiteford   2/68
David Woidt   2/67

 

 

 



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Leonard Taylor 1/66

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Death of a Scheyvillian – 2Lt Leonard Alexander Taylor, Class 1/66
3787987 Leonard Taylor was born on 16th August 1945 and was a trainee sales representative from Sydney. He was called up with the first intake in 1966 commencing Recruit Training on 2nd February. 16 days later he commenced his Officer Training at OTU. He graduated on 22nd July 1966 as Graduate 189 and was posted to 3 RAR. Len was due for discharge at the end of his 2 years on 1st February 1968, however, 3 RAR commenced its ‘Tour’ of Vietnam on 12th December and Len signed on for twelve months for the ‘Tour’. Len died from gunshot wounds on 8th February 1968 at Long Dien. He is buried in the Box Hill Cemetery in Melbourne. 3 RAR’s ‘Tour’ ended on 5th December 1968.
The following information came via 3791271 Brian McKenzie, a Nasho who continued serving after his NS and retired as a Major in the Army Reserve’s 2 RVR, having served as a Company Commander at the Shepparton barracks. Brian’s ‘Tour’ with 3 RAR was from 20th
December 1967 to 28th November 1968. For some time Brian was the President of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.
The following records tell of the battle.
CONTACT AFTER ACTION REPORT NO. 1 PART 1, PL SGT 5 PL, B COY, 5 RAR
Operation: LONG DIEN, Sub- sector 8 Feb 68 Strength of Pl in contact – 1 Offr, 24 ORs Date/Duration: 081830H – 1920H Feb 68 Location: YS 434587
Pl Task: To secure the LEFT flank at YS 433587 while 4 Pl searched in the area YS 431589 with two sections up. Approximately 40 metres to the front a figure dressed in greens was seen to run across the road from RIGHT to LEFT. All sections were informed and the platoon commander (Len Taylor) ran forward with his signaler (Nasho Geoff Mathews). Both forward sections were then engaged by heavy automatic fire from the front. This fire was immediately returned and voices were then heard calling ‘UC DA LOI, Don’t shoot, Don’t shoot, ARVN.’ The platoon stopped momentarily and the platoon commander stood up and was shot through the leg. At the same time 15 VC moved across the road from LEFT to RIGHT and deployed in front of the RIGHT forward section. This group of enemy was engaged. The rear section had deployed facing outwards on the LEFT flank and further VC were heard close to their location. The platoon was now under fire from front and two flanks. The RIGHT forward section commander advised the platoon commander that two of his section were wounded and was ordered to pull back. The LEFT forward section were then ordered to pull back and in doing so received three casualties.
At this time the platoon commander was killed and his signaller seriously shot through the head. Both the LEFT forward section and the rear section pulled back and deployed in rear of a large house. The RIGHT forward sections withdrew and met up with 6 platoon who had closed up in rear. The wounded were then treated and shortly afterwards the Company Commander and 4 Pl arrived.