ZAREW, Michael

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

Service Details

Branch of Service
Vietnam (1962-1975)

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Address (at enlistment)
Coolibah Crescent, O'Connor ACT
School(s) Attended
Lyneham High School
Next of Kin
Dimitri and Helen Zarew (parents), Coolibah Crescent, O'Connor ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
Final Rank
Final Unit
1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment


Memorial Plaque at Lyneham High School, Goodwin Street, Lyneham


Zarew was a National Serviceman who served in Vietnam from 1 April 1968 until 28 February 1969 with 1 Royal Australian Regiment. Based at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy province, 1RAR was deployed north of Saigon as part of Operation Toan Thang to block the movement of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) following the Tet offensive. It arrived at Fire Support Base Coral on 12 May 1968. FSB Coral was attacked several times by the NVA until it was closed on 6 June. The Canberra Times shows an image of Zarew and Martin Bink on an exercise with the 3rd Royal NSW Regiment CMF in 1966.


John Cope, 'Between the First Forty Lynes: A History of Lyneham High School 1959-1999', Canberra 1999
Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans
The Canberra Times - 24 January 1963, 28 February 1966, 20 April 1970, 18 June 1970, 4 December 1970, 20 May 1971
ACT Electoral Roll - 1965, 1972

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Memorial Plaque, Lyneham High School

Memorial Plaque, Lyneham High School

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