Biography of Edward F. Brophy
Edward Brophy was born in Gulgong, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, on the 10th July 1945.
His service in Vietnam included:-
1 Australian Reinforcement Unit, from the 27th February 1967 to the 11th March 1967.
5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the12/03/1967 to the 25th April 1967.
7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the 26th April 1967 until his death on the 6th August 1967.
… the fatal action in Vietnam …
Edward Brophy died during the Battle of Suoi Chau Pha, in Phuoc Tuy Province on August 6 1967.
Five other Australian soldiers from A Company died and 15 were wounded during this battle.
His grave (Grave 58) is within the Gulgong Cemetery (NSW) and located in Section C of the Roman Catholic section.