David Allan KIRKPATRICK

Male 1948 - 2016  (67 years)


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  • Name David Allan KIRKPATRICK 
    Born 11 Aug 1948  Aubrey Maternity Hospital, Moree, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened The Presbyterian Church Moree, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Mar 2016  St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    • Remembered in perpetuity at the Australian Capital Territory Garden of Remembrance.Wall-35,Row - F.
    Person ID I25  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2016 

    Father Samuel James KIRKPATRICK,   b. 27 Oct 1919, Walmer Private Hospital, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 2014, Gosford Base Hospital , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Mabel Kathleen MAKIM,   b. 4 Apr 1917, the family home at "Alma", Crooble, via Moree, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 2004, 1/112 Campbell St. Toowoomba , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1946  St Stephens Presbyterian Church , Sydney, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lynne RICHARDS, ,daughter of Ken and Ethel Richards 
    Married 29 Jan 1972  Malvern Presbyterian Church, Malvern , Victoria , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Andrew David KIRKPATRICK,   b. 7 Jul 1977, Melton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 2000, Toolern Vale, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Debbie Margaret ASH 
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Regimental Number 2792189 - Vietnam Veteran - B Sqn 3rd Cavalry Regiment.

      Critically wounded in 1970 when the armoured personnel carrier he was driving hit a 75lb. enemy mine - but survived due to the bravery of another APC driver ,Roger Mackley,from Dubbo,NSW,who ran across open ground,unaware if it was a minefield or not,and dug him out from underneath his overturned vehicle,which was crushing him,and also the expert medical attention of the Dust-off crew and the Medical Team in 1AFH in Vung Tau. David served with the 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers (CMF) from June 1967 until April 1969 ,when he volunteered for National Service.

      (In 1948 with the reformation of the CMF, the 12/16 Armoured Regiment (Hunter River Lancers) was formed incorporating the traditions of the 12th, 16th, 24th and their past regiments. It was redesignated the 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers in 1949. The Regiment was equipped with Matilda Tanks. The disposition of the Regiment at this time was, Regimental Headquarters at Muswellbrook and Tank Squadrons at Maitland, Muswellbrook, Tamworth and Armidale.

      During the 1950s Regimental Headquarters was moved to Tamworth and the tanks were replaced with Staghound Armoured Cars and Ferret Scout Cars. The 1960s saw another change to the role and equipment. The Regiment was re-rolled as an Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment, its main equipment being Humber 4x4 one-ton trucks, White Scout Cars and Ferret Scout Cars. By 1967 some of these vehicles were replaced with the M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carrier.)


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