27758  6RAR - Temp WO2. John William Kirby 31 Sydney NSW. He went to Vietnam in 1966 as the CSM of D Company 6RAR. He won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for heroism at the Battle of Long Tan on August 18 1966.  He died of wounds when New Zealand artillery landed off target among his patrol in Phuoc Tuy on 6th February 1967. Buried Mt Thompson Crematorium QLD.
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