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5RAR Roll of Honour

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23916 Major. Donald M. Bourne, 35

Tamworth, NSW.

Maj. Bourne, a Malayan veteran, was the officer commanding C Company and was preparing to cordon and search the village of Xa An Nhut in Phuoc Tuy Province. A land mine was detonated killing Major Bourne, Captain Milligan and Captain Williams, Forward Observation Officer attached from the New Zealand 161 Battery.
This action happened on the morning of February 14 1967, the Major's 35th birthday. 5 others were wounded.

Official Commemoration: ACT - Canberra Cemetery
Commemoration Position: RSL Lawn X - Grave 10

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