SPURGEON, Clarence Haddon

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Awards and Honours
  5. Notes
  6. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Air Force
Vietnam (1962-1975)

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Hawthorn, Victoria
Address (at enlistment)
Deakin ACT
RAAF officer
Next of Kin
Barbara Spurgeon (wife), Deakin ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
Final Rank
Air Commodore
Final Unit
Headquarters, Australian Force Vietnam (RAAF Element)

Awards and Honours

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 16 December 1971, page 7595, position 10)


Spurgeon first arrived in Canberra in the 1960s when he was posted to HQ at Russell Hill. In 1964 he was sent to the USA where he managed the F-111 project. He served at Headquarters, Australian Force Vietnam (RAAF Element) from 25 March 1970 to 19 April 1971. He died in Canberra on 16 September 2008.


DVA Nominal Rolls - Vietnam
ACT electoral rolls
RAAF News - 1 January 1965
The Canberra Times - 19 August 1964
AWM Collections Record - P10677606

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