Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia (VVAA) Victorian president Bob Elworthy, one of hundreds of Vietnam veterans to attend the service, said it had been an important day which allowed many to move on.
"It was just a brilliant service and reflected on his
short life and family," Mr Elworthy
spoke about how important it is he'll have a place to go to talk to his
dad, a focal point for his
family and their grieving."
Private Gillson was just 20 when he
was killed on November 8, 1965, during a battle east of Saigon.His
remains, along with those of 25-year-old Lance Corporal Richard "Tiny" Parker, who also was killed in the battle, were unearthed in April after years of searching by a group called Operation Aussies Home.