Members of 9 Platoon C Company April, 1966.
Photograph taken at 5RAR Lines Gallipoli Barracks, Holsworthy NSW on
20th April, 1966. It was taken just prior to the 5RAR farewell
parade, the day before C Company (Company Headquarters, 7 Platoon
and 9 Platoon) departed for the Republic of South Vietnam aboard the
troopship, HMAS Sydney.
(Standing L to R): Pte Peter Craig, Pte Cox?, Pte. Warren "Wogs"
Burns (deceased 2004), L/Cpl Marinko "Titch" Tomas (KIA 8 Jul 66),
Cpl Bob "Dogs"Kearney.
(Front L to R ): Pte. Brian Budden, Pte. Terry Tommasi (deceased
2005), Pte. Graeme "Willy" Wilson, Pte. Vilnis Mitrevics.
Postscript: On the 8th July 2006, a commemoration was held at the
Town of Nannup Western Australia to mark the 40th anniversary of the
death of "Titch" Tomas. Many members of Charlie Company attended.