Biography of John M. O’Connor
John “Speedy” O’Connor was born in Ascot Vale, Victoria, on the 8th August 1941.
He served in Vietnam with the 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, from the 8th April 1967 to the 6th August 1967
… the fatal action in Vietnam …
Private John O’Connor died of wounds received 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 1465) is located in Section 56 – Com 16, of the Redcliffe Cemetery in Queensland.