Coral/Balmoral Memorial Info

My name is Colin Bermingham, I am the convener of the proposed Coral/Balmoral memorial.

The currently proposed date is Sunday 22nd May 2022 commencing at 1400 hrs.

A BBQ will be catered by Rotary Club of Benalla, in attendance will be Rose City Brass Band. There will be a flyover by local aircraft, local cadets, a flag party bearing National Flag, Naval Ensign, RAAF flag.

A welcome to Country service complete with Didgeridoo welcome.

The BBQ will commence at 1315hrs and be suspended 1359hrs to allow for the proposed service.

Following the main service, the BBQ will recommence. Attendees will then have time to intermingle.

A separate service will be held in remembrance of local National Serviceman Lindsay Noel Brown who was killed in action at the Fire Support Base Balmoral on 26th May 1968. We will also remember the 26 killed in action and 107 wounded in action during the Battle of Coral/Balmoral from 12th May 1968 until 6th June 1968

For further detail contact Colin Bermingham, phone 03 5116 5672 or  [email protected]

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2 comments

  • Peter Munro October 23, 2021   Reply →

    Thank you Colin for this memorial to Lindsay Brown, KIA at FSPB Balmoral.

    I was a member of DCoy 3RAR at the time Lindsay was killed in 1968, it hit us all pretty hard as we were all young and bulletproof back then.

    Our DCoy members have had a number of reunions throughout Australia over the years and we have always remembered and honoured Lindsay on these formal occasions.

    I would dearly like to attend this commemoration, however advancing age and distance from WA along with Covid 19 may prevent this.

    I wish you every success with the Memorial, and thank you again for preserving his memory.

    Kind regards,

    Peter Munro,
    York, Western Australia

  • WILLIAM ROSS HENNESSY October 28, 2021   Reply →

    Hi,I did the clearing patrol for coral .I was with b coy 6 pl 8 section .2 rar.Forward scout.We partroled around the whole area .it was in the afternoon and I reported back all good nothing here.So I believe it was about 4 pm when they started to fly the guns in. We then moved up the road to Balmoral.The rest is history.Regards william ross hennessy 2412472 l/cpl temp sgt. I RAR,2 RAR,7 RAR. PS I would like for any 1 RAR members who served with me in malaya,singapore,japan to get in touch.

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