December 1, 2022

Barleif A. Harstad

Biography of Barleif A. Harstad

Barleif Harstad was born in Oakleigh, in the state of Victoria, Australia, on the 26th September 1945

His service in Vietnam included:-
1 Australian Reinforcement Unit, from the12th January 1967 to the 3rd February 1967
5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the 4th February 1967 to the 25th April 1967
7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the 26th April 1967 to the 6th August 1967

… the fatal action in Vietnam …
Barleif Harstad died after being wounded 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.

Official Commemoration
Garden Of Remembrance Victoria Wall 13 – Row B