Honour Roll

 

Sig Dennis Eric Abraham         Photo of Dennis Abraham

Denis was a national serviceman Signalman radio operator and was killed when the US helicopter in which he was riding was shot down on 29th September 1968 in Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam.   He was part of a four men Retrans Detachment operating at Blackhorse and also included Robert “Bob” Parkyns (Det Comd),  Geoff Morgan and Robert 'Skid' Rowe.  Non shift members were drinking with a US Army LFT (Light Fire Team) crew from the 2/11 ACR and were invited to do a mission the next day.   Dennis was not on shift and jump at the opportunity. 

Their UH-1C Huey (Tail Number 66-00523)  never made it back to Blackhorse and the five serviceman on board were KIA on the 29th Sept 1968.  US Army serviceman were WO1 Jerry Lee Harris (Aircraft Commander), WO1 William Paul Rollins (Pilot), SP5 Blaine Joseph Shepherd (Crew) and SP4 John James Matuska (Crew).

The 104 Sig Sqn OR Club at Nui Dat was name in Dennis's Honour 'The Abraham Club' Abraham Club, Nui Dat in early 1969.  A photo and plaque was placed in the club at the time.  Since, the OR Canteen at 104 Sig Sqn is always named in honour of Dennis.

Dennis is interred at Centennial Park, South Australia.

Cpl Denis John Donnelly        Photo of Denis Donnelly

Denis was a  Corporal Clerk with 104 Sig Sqn and was killed at the Australian base, Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam when his was cleaning his 9mm F1 sub-machine gun and it accidentally discharged on the morning of the 9th August 1967.

Denis is interred at Mudgee Cemetery, New South Wales.

Sig Alexander Henry Young         Photo of Alexander Young

Alex was a national serviceman Signalman lineman but was in the CMF before being called up. He was killed in action two weeks before his 22nd Birthday on Operation Toan Thang, in Bien Hoa Province, at the Battle of Coral, during an mortar/rocket attack on Fire Support Patrol Base Coral, on the 16th May 1968.

The 104 Sig Sqn training room at Nui Dat constructed early 1969 was named in Alex's honour 'The Alexander Young Training Room' Alexander Young Training Room, 1CSR, Darwin    A photo and plaque was placed in the room at the time.  The Training Room at 104 Sig Sqn, 1CSR, Darwin is still named in honour of Alex.

Alex is interred at the Garden of Remembrance, Mt Gravatt Cemetery, Queensland.


 
Key Appointments

       

Commanding Officer (CO),  1st Command Support Unit

Apr 97 - Jan 98 Maj L Hogan Darwin  
Jan 98 - Jan 99 Lt Col J W Harris Darwin  
Jan 99 - Jan 01 Lt Col P R Edwards Darwin  
Jan 01 - May 01 Lt Col L J Coyle Darwin  

Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), 1st Command Support Unit

Apr 97 - Jan 01 WO2/WO1 T G Redhead Darwin
Jan 01 - May 01 WO1 R J Armstrong Darwin  

Commanding Officer (CO), 1st Command Support Regiment

May 01 - Jan 03 Lt Col L J Coyle Darwin  
Jan 03 - Jan 05 Lt Col W R Hanlon Darwin  
Jan 05 - Jan 06 Lt Col S J Kidd Darwin  

Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), 1st Command Support Regiment

May 01 - Jan 03 WO1 R J Armstrong Darwin
Jan 03 - Jan 06 WO1 P A Hills Darwin  

Commanding Officer (CO), 1st Combat Signal Regiment

Jan 06 - Jan 07 Lt Col S J Kidd Darwin  
Jan 07 - Dec 08 Lt Col R M Vivian Darwin
Dec 08 - Jan 12 Lt Col M R A Thompson Darwin Lt Col M Thompson
Jan 12 - Lt Col G R Novak Darwin  

Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), 1st Combat Signal Regiment

Jan 06 - Jan 07 WO1 A Zeitzen Darwin
Jun 07 - Jan 08 WO2 S A Excell Darwin  
Jun 08 -  WO1 T M Fisher Darwin  
?? WO1 R Cartwright Darwin  

Officer Commanding (OC), HQ/Support Squadron ?

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Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), HQ/Support Squadron ?

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Officer Commanding (OC), 104th Signal Squadron

Dec 65 - Jun 67 Maj D I Godden Wacol Photo of Maj Godden
Jun 67 - Jan 68 Maj G J Lawrence South Vietnam Photo of Maj Lawerence
Jan 68 - Jan 69 Maj N G Munro South Vietnam Photo of Maj Munro
Jan 69 - Jan 70 Maj K P Morel South Vietnam Photo of Maj Morel
Jan 70 - Jan 71 Maj N R Bergin South Vietnam Photo of Maj Bergin
Jan 71 - Jan 72 Maj A J Roberts     South Vietnam Photo of  Maj Roberts
Jan 72 - Jan 73  Maj D Nickols Ingleburn David Nickols
Jan 73 - Feb 75  Maj S A F Watson Ingleburn  
Feb 75 - Jan 77 Maj R W Thomson Ingleburn/Holsworthy  
Jan 77 - Dec 78 Maj K S Twining Holsworthy  
Dec 78 - Aug 81 Maj L J Olive Holsworthy Maj Jack Olive and WO2 Ken Mackenzie
Aug 81 - Jan 83 Maj A F Roberts Holsworthy  
Jan 83 - Jan 85 Maj G J West Holsworthy  
Jan 85 - Dec 86 Maj P W Logan Holsworthy  
Nov 86 - Jan 89 Maj R L Reid Holsworthy  
Dec 88 - Dec 90 Maj W G Horne Holsworthy  
Dec 90 - Jan 93 Maj M J Mitchelmore  Holsworthy  
Jan 93 - Dec 94 Maj S W Foley Holsworthy  
Dec 94 - Dec 96 Maj G J Bretag Holsworthy  
Jan 97 - Dec 98 Maj L T Hogan Darwin  
Jan 99 - Nov 99 Maj M Faulkner Darwin  
Nov 99 - Dec 01 Maj J G Roche Darwin Maj J G Roche
an 02 - Dec 02 Maj K Batty Darwin  
Jan 03 - Dec 04 Maj S M Turner Darwin/Solomon Islands  
Jan 05 - Dec 06 Maj Hansen Darwin
Jan 07 - Dec 08 Maj D G Jenkins Darwin/Afghanistan Maj D G Jenkins
Dec 08- Dec 10 Maj L Juckel Darwin/Afghanistan Maj L Juckel
Jan 11 -  Maj B Mutch Darwin/Afghanistan  

Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), 104th Signal Squadron

Jan 67 - Jan 68 WO2 A D Evans Wacol/South Vietnam Photo of WO2 Evans
Jan 68 - Jan 69 WO2 R A Still  South Vietnam Photo of WO2 Still
Jan 69 - Jan 70 WO2 S R Conlon South Vietnam Photo of WO2 Conlon
Jan 70 - Jan 71 WO2 A B Huston South Vietnam Photo of WO2 Huston
Jan 71 - Jul 74 WO2 B R Fisher South Vietnam/Ingleburn Photo of WO2 Fisher
Jul 74 - Jul 75 WO2 J H Chenoweth Ingleburn  
Jul 75 - Feb 77 WO2 K J Fletcher Ingleburn/Holsworthy  
Feb 77 - Dec 78 WO2 J R McKenner Holsworthy
Dec 78 - Jan 81 WO2 K A Mackenzie Holsworthy Maj Jack Olive and WO2 Ken Mackenzie
Jan 81 - Jan 82 WO2 D A Hammond Holsworthy Maj Jack Olive and WO2 Ken Mackenzie
Jan 82 - Dec 84 WO2 G F Stephan  Holsworthy  
Mar 85 - Jun 86 WO2 G W Fraser  Holsworthy  
Jun 86 - Jan 88 WO2 R W Bradley Holsworthy  
Jan 88 - Jan 90 WO2 W M Dryden Holsworthy  
Jan 90 - Dec 91 WO2 M J Williams  Holsworthy  
Dec 91 - Mar 95 WO2 W J Foster Holsworthy  
Mar 95 - Jan 97 WO2 R J Armstrong Holsworthy/Darwin  
Jan 97 - Apr 97 WO2 T G Redhead Darwin  
??   Darwin  
??   Darwin  
?? - Jan 02 WO2 M Gaskell Darwin  
Jan 02 - Jan 05 WO2 M Griffith Darwin/Solomon Islands  
??   Darwin  
Jan 06 - Mar 06  WO2 Bishel Darwin  
Mar 06 - Dec 06 WO2 D Hanily Darwin  
Jan 07 - Aug 08 Sgt D Evans Darwin  
Jun 09 - Dec 09 WO2 V J Perrin Darwin  

Dec 09 - Dec 10

WO2 M Clarke Darwin/Afghanistan WO2 Mick Clarke
Dec 10 - WO2 D Nilon Darwin  
       

Officer Commanding (OC), 105th Signal Squadron

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Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), 105th Signal Squadron

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