Private Max Wales Memorial Park

Private Max Wales Memorial Park monument and plaquePrivate Max Wales Memorial Park plaque, close up

The memorial park, along with its bushrock monument and gardens, commemorates Private Maxwell Ray Wales, a member of the 6th Royal Australian Regiment, and seventeen other Australian soldiers who were killed in the Battle of Long Tan in 1966. The Moree Champion on 22 August 1966 published an article titled 'Long Tan Tribute' that described the commemorative service in detail. The park is located on the banks of the Mehi River, west of the Moree Services Club.

Notes on veteran:

Maxwell Ray Wales was born on 18 April 1944 at Goondiwindi, NSW. He enlisted in the Army and commenced duty in the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment in Vietnam on 8 June 1966. He died in the Battle of Long Tan on 18 August 1966. He was buried in the Church of England portion of the Moree Cemetery.


Bushrock monument plaque

This stone is dedicated
to the memory of
Private Max Wales
6th R.A.R. (of Moree)
and seventeen of his comrades
who were killed in Vietnam
on 18th August 1966

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Private Max Wales Long Tan, Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam KIA 18/8/1966 216559 Army 6th R.A.R. view

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3 Albert Street
Moree NSW 2400
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
18 August 1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75