MAJ Peter John Shilston MC

7 Dec 1933 - 30 Jul 1993

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MAJ Peter John Shilston MC

7 Dec 1933 - 30 Jul 1993
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Grave site information of MAJ Peter John Shilston MC (7 Dec 1933 - 30 Jul 1993) at Ballarat New Cemetery in Ballarat East, Ballarat City, Victoria, Australia from BillionGraves

Life Information

MAJ Peter John Shilston MC

Born:
Died:

Ballarat New Cemetery

1233 Doveton Street North
Ballarat East, Ballarat City, Victoria
Australia

Military Service

Major
Australian Regular Army
Vietnam War
Transcriber

James Bartok

February 5, 2014
Photographer

James Bartok

February 3, 2014

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Military Service

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Rank

Major

Branch

Australian Regular Army

Conflicts

Vietnam War

Unit

Australian Army Training Team Vietnam

Awards

Military Cross, Vietnam Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Australian Active Service Medal

Life timeline of MAJ Peter John Shilston MC

MAJ Peter John Shilston MC was born on 7 Dec 1933
MAJ Peter John Shilston MC was 8 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
MAJ Peter John Shilston MC was 19 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
MAJ Peter John Shilston MC was 31 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
MAJ Peter John Shilston MC was 39 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
MAJ Peter John Shilston MC was 49 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
MAJ Peter John Shilston MC died on 30 Jul 1993 at the age of 59
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