Australia Veterans Memorial
My initial reason for approaching the “heaven address” web
site was for purposes of establishing an “Online Funeral
Notices Service” for all of Australia’s Veterans.
Whilst John Howard from Wodonga has updated the Vietnam
Veterans’ “Mortality Files” for some years now I upload the
updated files to my web site every month.
Calculations based on figures contained in DVA’s annual
report show that 20,300 veterans died in the financial year
ending 30 June 2010. This averages approximately 390 per
week. Most of these are World War 2 era veterans. These
figures are way in excess of what John processes now.
DVA have twice declined to provide these details.
Approximately 800 funeral businesses are linked to “heaven
address”. This is approximately one third of these
businesses in Australia. Once systems have been redesigned
these entries can flow directly from the funeral businesses.
“heaven address” is an “Online Memorial site” so it offers
the veteran community much more including the ability to
reach out into the general community who appear to be very
appreciative of their veterans. In many cases veterans are
family members – fathers/mothers, grandfathers/grandmothers,
To set this in place for future generations I’ve approached
Ted Chitham who runs the National Secretariat for the Royal
Australian Regiment Corporation from Enoggera Army Camp in
Brisbane. The Regiment comprises all the ARA Infantry
Battalions and is by far the largest of the unit type Ex
Service Organisations. Ted is an achiever with a
distinguished military career and a person of absolute
Ted and I will be meeting with Derek Goh from “heaven
address” in the near future. There is enormous potential for
veterans in using the “heaven address” web site but there is
much to be done to achieve that. In conjunction with Ted and
Derek I’ll be trying to get this project established. I’d
ask for your patience.
Email me if you have concerns.
Tuesday, 8 February 2011