Keith Barry BONNEFIN passed away peacefully on Tuesday 8 October 2019 aged 75 years.
Keith was born on 21 August 1944 and joined the Australian Regular Army on 15 February 62 when he was around 17 and a half years of age. After the normal stint at 1st Recruit Training Battalion he was posted to 1st Forward Delivery Troop on 5 July 1962 to undergo corps training.
He spent just over two years at the 2nd Recruit Training Battalion prior to moving to Detachment A Squadron 3rd Cavalry Regiment (located in Puckapunyal) on 29 June 1967. At this time the Detachment was training for deployment in Vietnam as well as preparing for the move to Holsworthy in September 1967.
Keith was posted to A Sqn 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) on 7 October 1968 as a Troop Sergeant. He served for around five months (in Vietnam) with the redesignated B Sqn 3rd Cavalry Regiment until October 1969 when he was posted to Armoured Centre where he remained until discharged at own request on 14 February 1971 having completed nine years-service.
May he rest in peace in the green fields beyond.
Prepared by Russ James from information provided by Defence Records.