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AUSTRALIA's
VIETNAM  VETERANS'
MORTALITY LISTING

NOTE: This is not an official site of the Department of Defence.
Contains an estimated 40% of Vietnam Veterans' deaths since Vietnam.

Terry Fogarty

 

Recent Notifications - from November 2010

These have been accepted as sent to me.
They have not been checked by me for accuracy.
The most recent received will be placed at the top of the list.
 

March 2011

Peter Vincent Davey (1947 - 2011) - Funeral and Death Notice, Mccracken, Australia

 

February 2011

Gary Lincoln Jones (1944 - 2011) - Funeral and Death Notice, Glenhaven, Australia

 

 

From: Bill dobell [mailto:billdobell@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 13 February 2011 8:53 PM
To: Bill dobell
Subject: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

 

The funeral of ex CPO Coxswain, Bruce. D.C. Jackson, R95433,
will be held 1000, Friday 18 February 2011, at the Tobin Brothers Chapel,
604 the Esplanade, Mt Martha, Victoria.
 
Bruce travelled to Vietnam on HMAS Vampire.
 
Medals to be worn.

Regards
David (Speed) Dwyer
Honorary Secretary
H.M.A.S. SYDNEY & VLSVA VIC
 

 

 

 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 8 February 2011 11:52 AM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE CHARLIE MCKENZIE 4 RAR RIP (1/2011)

 

TO ALL,

 

Sad news from Allan Price and Bob Meehan, this is a particularly sad notice then usual due to the circumstances of Charle's passing:

 

Dear members,
 
I have been informed overnight by many people that Charlie and Valda McKenzie were both killed in a motor vehicle accident near Inverell NSW yesterday whilst returning from the 4 RAR Reunion 2011. many of the messages included great outpourings of grief and emotion on losing two wonderful people. Charlie served with D Company 4 RAR on both it's tours of South Vietnam and retired as a Sergeant. Charlie and his wonderful wife Valda  were staunch supporters of the 4 RAR Association and were always great company. My last time with them was when I hugged both of them and told them that we would see each other again soon.
 
I don't have any more details at this stage but will attempt to keep all informed. Could you please pass this sad information to those who do not have email access?
 
Rest in peace old mates; 

 
I have just been informed by Bob Meehan that Charlie and Val were killed somewhere between Inverell and Glen Innes. Apparently the car hit a tree and then rolled into a creek. From all reports death was instantaneous. Bob has been liaising with the McKenzie family and will keep us all informed as details are released on the location of the funeral service etc. As far as we know at the moment, the the funeral service will be conducted at Bingara NSW which is between Moree and Inverell, some 38 kilometres south of of Warialda and probably next week.

 
 
 
From: Robert(Bob) J Meehan oam,
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 7:31 PM
To:
apriced4@bigpond.net.au
 
 
Living alone and not having someone to share the grief of loosing two very dear friends who you had just spent a fantastic time together is not the nicest feeling, but I found comfort in my photo album tonight. An album of great memories of times shared between a family others outside the military would never know or understand. Over 40 years of good times,some bad times , but most of all the times we  laughed at things .Charlie and Tassie were the old hands that  got me through my time in Delta company and saw that I came home.He also made sure he cleaned me out of any money I had first with his Crown and Anchor game.The two years I spent in the army were the most rewarding of my 62 years so far.My life has been enriched by the friendship Charlie and Val gave me.They loved each other,they were best friends and above all they were our friends.I'm so proud they were part of  my family.I love them both.
 
REST in PEACE my dear friends.Bob


--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au

www.youtube.com/user/RARAssn
www.twitter.com/RARAssn 
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-Australian-Regiment-Association/118831714804046?ref=sgm
www.flickr.com/photos/rar_assn
  www.rarassnwordpress.com/about/introduction-to-the-association

 

 

 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 8 February 2011 12:23 PM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: Funeral Details John Grelck

 

From AATTV Mob:

Bernie,

The funeral of John Grelck will held on Saturday 12th Feb at Newhaven Crematorium and Gardens 21 Quinns Hill Road Stapleton.at 10am
Persevere
--
Ron Monkhouse
AATTV 64/65
07 34897841
0435434600

--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au

www.youtube.com/user/RARAssn
www.twitter.com/RARAssn 
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-Australian-Regiment-Association/118831714804046?ref=sgm
www.flickr.com/photos/rar_assn
www.rarassnwordpress.com/about/introduction-to-the-association

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bernie [mailto:hill55@vtown.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 3 February 2011 8:51 AM
To: petersaj@bigpond.net.au; hill55@vtown.com.au; berniejw@adam.com.au; wrmurray@tpg.com.au; oldfaithful@netspace.net.au; gmansfor@bigpond.net.au; sealure2@bigpond.net.au; Bruce Read (RAAC-OCS 68); Don Tate; pamgreg@bigpond.net.au; Jim Wiltshire; Aussisoljer@aol.com; Jim Staats; tjimw1@iprimus.com.au; fjoneill@optusnet.com.au; John Pritchard; John Pronk; John Smee (5 RAR) >; John Winterbotham (RAASC); Ken Taylor; Laurens Wildeboer (MH Kynton); Lee O'Neill; Lloyd Patterson; navycoms@gmail.com; pamgreg@bigpond.net.au; Peter Snowdon; Peter Thornton; mobi65@hot.net.au; Richard Orr; Rob Shortbridge; Ted McEvoy (35 Sqn); tmilfull@bigpond.net.au; Terry Westerway (RAA) (Liverpool); Tony White; wwr7@optusnet.com.au
Subject: Vale 216922 WO 2 J V GRELCK (AATTV 1972 & 1 ARU, 5 RAR & 7 RAR 1967/68)

 

Bernie,Rick

John [JG] Grelck passed away in his sleep this morning. I spent some

time with  his wife Marlene this evening and she wished for me to

pass on the  sad news to AATTV and 7RAR. I do not have any info on

the contact there but assume that you will have them on your net. Can

you pass on the news to all concerned. I will keep you posted as to

funeral arrangements.At the time of his death he had  no apparent

illness so at this stage no death certificate can be issued until an

autopsy is performed.I would think that a funeral would not take

place until early next week.

 

Persevere

 

Ron

 

--

Ron Monkhouse

07 34897841

0435434600

 

 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, 3 February 2011 8:29 AM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE LEMUEL ALLEN MEDWIN 3 RAR RIP (1/11)

 

TO ALL,

 

Sad news from 3 RARC:

 

Dear Greg, I have just had the below sad news from Tony Oakford. Lest We Forget. Alexander.
Sadly we note the passing of Lemuel Allen MEDWIN, 6492, 3RAR at 1-30 yesterday. His funeral will be at Millingtons Funeral Chapel at Mornington at 4-30 PM Friday 4th FEB
Tony Oakford, Sec/treas, KVT


--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au

www.youtube.com/user/RARAssn
www.twitter.com/RARAssn 
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-Australian-Regiment-Association/118831714804046?ref=sgm
www.flickr.com/photos/rar_assn
  www.rarassnwordpress.com/about/introduction-to-the-association

 

 

Feb 2011 Dedication Tree Plaque Sv TBC by 6 RAR Ascn

08 Feb 9 RAR Asscn Meeting and Sausage Sizzle

17 Feb visit from 2/14 QMI Adele Catts

28 Feb 2011 Long Hai Svc 8th BN Ascn RAR NMW

07 Mar 2011 Orientation Morning Tea RAR NMW Key Staff 7 BDE Units

 


"Keeping The Spirit Alive"

"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."

RAR QLD Association only send information we consider of interest to our members.  If you wish to be removed from our email list, please send an email to secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com with the word please remove from email list.

 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2011 10:19 AM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE KEN HENRY 3 RAR (1/11)

 

TO ALL,

Sad news from the 3 RARC:

Dear Greg, Lyal Martin has just phoned me to say that Ken Henry (ex-3RAR) faded away today (31 January 2011) Further details will be forwarded when available. Lest We Forget. Alexander.




--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au

www.youtube.com/user/RARAssn
www.twitter.com/RARAssn 
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-Australian-Regiment-Association/118831714804046?ref=sgm
www.flickr.com/photos/rar_assn
  www.rarassnwordpress.com/about/introduction-to-the-association

 

 

Feb 2011 Dedication Tree Plaque Sv TBC by 6 RAR Ascn

08 Feb 9 RAR Asscn Meeting and Sausage Sizzle

17 Feb visit from 2/14 QMI Adele Catts

28 Feb 2011 Long Hai Svc 8th BN Ascn RAR NMW

07 Mar 2011 Orientation Morning Tea RAR NMW Key Staff 7 BDE Units

 


"Keeping The Spirit Alive"

"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."

RAR QLD Association only send information we consider of interest to our members.  If you wish to be removed from our email list, please send an email to secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com with the word please remove from email list.

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2011 10:15 AM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE GEOFF PARSONS 3 RAR (1/11) BELATED NOTICE

 

 

TO ALL,

Sad news from 3 RARC:

Dear Greg, I have had the following sad news from Ivor Finch. Lest We Forget. Alexander.

Alex firstly let me say how nice it is to talk to you again. With the lack of contact I thought you may have gone fishing in the large amount of water in Brisbane these days.

Secondly, Last week, Wednesday to be exact, Cpl Geoffrey James (Geoff) Parsons was buried in Karrakatta cemetery WA after suffering a Heart Attack.

Geoff served in the Battalion during the first tour of Vietnam, firstly as the Private Clerk in Support Company then as the Cpl Clerk of D Coy and finally as part of the pay office in BHQ. He was a great guy softly spoken but a good soldier.

 

Regards

Greg


--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au

www.youtube.com/user/RARAssn
www.twitter.com/RARAssn 
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-Australian-Regiment-Association/118831714804046?ref=sgm
www.flickr.com/photos/rar_assn
  www.rarassnwordpress.com/about/introduction-to-the-association

 

 

Feb 2011 Dedication Tree Plaque Sv TBC by 6 RAR Ascn

08 Feb 9 RAR Asscn Meeting and Sausage Sizzle

17 Feb visit from 2/14 QMI Adele Catts

28 Feb 2011 Long Hai Svc 8th BN Ascn RAR NMW

07 Mar 2011 Orientation Morning Tea RAR NMW Key Staff 7 BDE Units

 


"Keeping The Spirit Alive"

"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."

RAR QLD Association only send information we consider of interest to our members.  If you wish to be removed from our email list, please send an email to secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com with the word please remove from email list.

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2011 10:11 AM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE ROBERT JAMES PATES 3 RAR (1/11)

 

TO ALL.

 

The following sad news received from the 3 RARC Robert passed away on the 1 Feb and the funeral service is as follows:

 "Funeral service for Robert James Pates will take place on Friday 7 February 2011 at 1130 in Traditional Funerals Home Morayfield Road Burpengary and internment follows at the Caboolture Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Mrs Kim Pates, 120 Pates Road Wanuran Qld. Lest We Forget. Alexander"



Rgeards

Greg
--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au

www.youtube.com/user/RARAssn
www.twitter.com/RARAssn 
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-Australian-Regiment-Association/118831714804046?ref=sgm
www.flickr.com/photos/rar_assn
  www.rarassnwordpress.com/about/introduction-to-the-association

 

 

Feb 2011 Dedication Tree Plaque Sv TBC by 6 RAR Ascn

08 Feb 9 RAR Asscn Meeting and Sausage Sizzle

17 Feb visit from 2/14 QMI Adele Catts

28 Feb 2011 Long Hai Svc 8th BN Ascn RAR NMW

07 Mar 2011 Orientation Morning Tea RAR NMW Key Staff 7 BDE Units

 


"Keeping The Spirit Alive"

"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."

RAR QLD Association only send information we consider of interest to our members.  If you wish to be removed from our email list, please send an email to secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com with the word please remove from email list.

 

January 2011

From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 25 January 2011 2:29 PM
To: Ted Hawkins
Subject: FW: RAN - For Whom the Bell Tolls - R53971 CPOWTR (ret) Wayne Leslie HARRIS, HMAS Brisbane Vietnam

 

RAN - For Whom the Bell Tolls

R53971 CPOWTR (ret) Wayne Leslie HARRIS

HMAS Brisbane Vietnam

HMAS Voyager survivor

Date of Birth 3 March 1934

Date of Death 21 January 2011

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1260224

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have been advised of the passing of another valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Navy. He will be sorely missed by his family and shipmates.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

 

Funeral details:

 

10 AM Friday 28 January 2011

 

John Allison Monkhouse Chapel

Cnr Strachans Rd & Nepean Hwy

Mornington VIC 3931

P 03 5975 2132

W http://www.monkhouse.com.au/

 

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to:

 

Mrs Pat Harris (and 4 children)

61 Lorimer St

CRIB POINT VIC 3919

P 03 5975 2132

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

...........................................

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From: Bill and Margaret Krause [mailto:mkrause@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Monday, 24 January 2011 7:11 PM
To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@invalid.domain
Subject: Fw: RIP - Ex CPOWTR Wayne Leslie HARRIS

 

Wayne HARRIS passed away at Frankston hospital on Friday 21st January from a Heart Aneurysm aged 76.

 

The Funeral Service will be held in the John Allison Monkhouse Chapel, cnr Strachans Road and Nepean Highway Mornington on Friday 28th january commencing at 1000.

 

Wayne was a HMAS VOYAGER Survivor.

 

He is survived by his wife Pat and 4 children.

 

Cards can be sent to:

61 Lorimer Street

CRIB POINT 3919 VIC

 

 

WO M.G. GROGAN OAM

Curator

Museum of HMAS CERBERUS

WESTERNPORT 3920 VIC

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bernie [mailto:hill55@vtown.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, 23 January 2011 12:16 PM
To: Recipient list suppressed:
Subject: FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR DAVE HITCHINS

 

 

 

 

 

                                    "Crazy Horse" David HITCHINS will be cremated at Beresfield, Crematorium,(just off the end of the F3 near Newcastle) following a service commencing at 10.30.(Please arrange to be there by 1000 for the meet and greet) on THURSDAY  27th January 2011.

                                    Following the service,the family have invited all those attending, to attend Dave's "wake" at Karuah RSL, about 20 minutes up the Pacific Highway near Williamtown.

                                    Arrangements will be published in Fridays Newcastle paper (Herald I think) and a WA paper.

                                    A RAAF Padre from Williamtown will be officiating at the service.

                                    The family will start the Eulogy, but any of our members who wish, may say a few words , but let me know if you would like to be included,so that we can have the names in the handout, and they request we limit it to just a few minutes each, with a maximum of 4 speakers from the 36 Squadron era, PLUS, they would like it light hearted and humorous.I'll probably say a quick burst about how we ended up with "Sure" as our motto.

                                    The Association will be providing a wreath on behalf of ALL our members, and a "table runner", which will carry the squadron crest and Dave's photo, so all who attend can sign, and it will be presented to the family, (daughters Jenny and Robyn) after the service.

                                    Dave apparently didn't like the RSL, so they won't be in attendance,but Colleen and I will provide sprigs of Rosemary for those who wish to say a final "goodbye" to Dave, and place them on his coffin.

                                    I'm sure Dave would like to look down on us dressed "smart casual", with medals optional of course.(or as he told me when he sent me off to Canberra for lunch with the GG,"Get rid of those pointy toed shoes, stovepipe trousers and narrow tie..AND, have a haircut!".

                                    Thanks to Harvie Ritchie, who has advised a lot of others not on my list, and I've informed Jockey Fordyce and Harry Leslie.

                                    Thank you all,

                                    Cheers,

                                     Rags

(I've had a guess that this is the veteran - Terry Fogarty)

 

 

From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 18 January 2011 9:59 AM
To: Ted Hawkins
Subject: FW: RAN - For Whom The Bell Tolls - R66616 WONP Roderick Edward (Rod) TYSON, HMAS Derwent and HMAS Brisbane Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RAN -  For Whom The Bell Tolls

R66616 WONP Roderick Edward (Rod) TYSON

HMAS Derwent and HMAS Brisbane Vietnam

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1230070

Date of Birth 5 October 1945

Date of Death 17 January 2011

 

FYI below.

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have been advised of the passing of another valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Navy. He will be sorely missed by his family and shipmates.

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

...........................................

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill and Margaret Krause [mailto:mkrause@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 18 January 2011 9:05 AM
To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@invalid.domain
Subject: Fw: For Whom The Bell Tolls

 

It is with sadness and regret that The HMAS BRISBANE Association advises of the passing of a shipmate and friend.

 

R66616 WONP Roderick Edward (Rod) TYSON, passed away in Liverpool Hospital, NSW, aged 65, Monday 17th January, 2011

 

As an RP, Rod served on BRISBANE in  Vietnam in 1971  Rod also served in Vietnam on DERWENT in 1969.

 

Rod went on to complete 30 years with many years in The Naval Police.

 

Funeral details will be advised when known.

 

May you always have blue skies and gentle breezes.

 

Rest in Peace Rod

 

Peter Maher

Secretary

HMAS BRISBANE Association

 

 

 

 

From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 4 January 2011 4:11 PM
To: Ted Hawkins
Subject: RASIGS - Vale / Funeral Details - 17607 WO1 (ret) Ernest Francis (Ernie) Blocksidge, 103 Sig Sqn Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RASIGS Vale / Funeral Details

17607 WO1 (ret) Ernest Francis (Ernie) Blocksidge

103 Sig Sqn Vietnam

Date of Birth 28 November 1936

Date of Death 3 January 2011

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1258262

 

Funeral arrangements have been finalised for Ernie who sadly passed away on Monday. Ernie was a valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

 

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Chris and the family at this time.

 

Funeral details:

 

1 PM Friday 7 January 2011

 

Traditional Funerals Chapel

17 ANZAC Ave

Redcliffe QLD 4020

P 07 3284 7333

E info@traditionalfunerals.com.au

W http://brisbane.citysearch.com.au/E/V/BRISB/0039/23/74/

 

For attending service men & women - medals are requested to be worn.

 

Afterwards, you are invited to the Redcliffe RSL to remember Ernie.

 

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to:

 

Mrs Chris Blocksidge

284 Victoria Ave

Kippa Ring QLD 4021

P 07 3885 7573

M None

E None

(It seems that, even though Ernie was a RSTT, he was Techno-Phobic when it came to modern communications except for pay TV!)

 

or

 

Email me and I will collate responses and present them to Chris.

 

Please ensure you include your full name, address and phone number because I am sure that Chris will wish to thank you later when the situation is finalised.

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

...........................................

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From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Monday, 3 January 2011 12:01 PM
To: Ted Hawkins
Subject: FW: RASIGS - Vale - 17607 WO1 (ret) Ernest Francis (Ernie) Blocksidge, 103 Sig Sqn Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RASIGS - Vale

17607 WO1 (ret) Ernest Francis (Ernie) Blocksidge

103 Sig Sqn Vietnam

Date of Birth 28 November 1936

Date of Death 3 January 2011

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1258262

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have been advised of the passing this morning of another valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. Ernie will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and the family at this time.

 

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to:

 

Mrs Chris Blocksidge

284 Victoria Ave

Kippa Ring QLD 4021

P 07 3885 7573

M None

E None

(It seems that, even though Ernie was a RSTT, he was Techno-Phobic when it came to modern communications except for pay TV!)

 

or

 

Email me and I will collate responses and present them to Chris.

 

Please ensure you include your full name, address and phone number because I am sure that Chris will wish to thank you later when the situation is finalised.

 

Funeral details:

 

At this time, no details have been finalised but it is hoped to have the funeral at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Cnr King St & Victoria Ave, Woody Point QLD 4019 on Friday 7 January 2011; I will advise you as soon as the funeral details have been finalised tomorrow (Tuesday).

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

...........................................

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From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Sunday, 2 January 2011 4:04 PM
Subject: RASIGS - Very Seriously Ill - 17607 WO1 (ret) Ernest Francis (Ernie) Blocksidge, 103 Sig Sqn Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RASIGS - Very Seriously Ill

17607 WO1 (ret) Ernest Francis (Ernie) Blocksidge

103 Sig Sqn Vietnam

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1258262

 

Our mate Ernie is on life support in the Intensive Care Unit of Redcliffe Public Hospital, (South East Queensland). The situation will be reviewed on Monday morning and a decision made as to what direction to take; the prognosis is not good.

 

Many will remember that when Ernie retired from the Army, he took a job with Queensland Motorways as a toll-booth collector on the Gateway Bridge which is the major Brisbane River crossing; he retired from this job some years ago when the toll-booths closed the tolls became automatic.

 

Messages of support may be made to:

 

Mrs Chris Blocksidge

284 Victoria Ave

Kippa Ring QLD 4021

P 07 3885 7573

M None

E None

(Even though Ernie was a STT, he was Techno-Phobic!)

 

            or

 

Email me and I will collate responses and present them to Chris.

 

Please ensure you include your full name, address and phone number because I am sure that Chris will wish to thank you later when the situation is finalised.

 

Chris, Ernie’s second wife of over 30 years, is an American Vietnam veteran in her own right (a transport driver, if I remember correctly).

 

Chris is receiving support from Ernie’s daughter from his first marriage and her family.

 

Pat Twynam-Perkins (who herself was widowed only two months ago when Allan {Two-Fathers or Diesel} passed away suddenly) and her daughter, Angela, have flown in from Tasmania to comfort and support Chris.

 

Julie and I visited Chris last Wednesday and (yesterday) Saturday. We took the T-P’s to Mass and dinner on Saturday night whilst Chris was with Ernie; Chris declined our offer of Mass and dinner because she wished more time with Ernie.

 

Chris has also been in contact with other old Army friends.

 

Contrary to earlier information (and we ourselves believed this until only three months ago), Ernie and Chris did NOT sell their home and move to Perth and drop off the radar. We were pleased that they re-established contact with us.

 

Julie and I will keep in contact with Chris, both by phone and in person, and keep our network advised.

 

Regards

Ted

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

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December 2010

From: Bernie [mailto:hill55@vtown.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 31 December 2010 8:42 AM
To: Recipient list suppressed:
Subject: Vale LTCOL John Grant

 

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Vale LTCOL (John) Raymond Grant (Ret'd)
John Grant Passing of one our RAAMC Colleagues

It is with great sadness the RAAMC Association reports the passing of LTCOL John Grant (Ret'd)

LTCOL Grant
LTCOL John Grant (Ret'd)

LTCOL Grant would be remembered among other things as the Commanding Officer of the School of Army Health Healesville, (28.05.75 - 30.06.76).  LTCOL Grant's son John advises that his fater passed away peacefully yesterday (30.12.2010) at Knox Private Hospital.  His family was with him when he passed.  Funeral arrangements are being made via John Allison Monkhouse  Springvale. Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet, however, it is anticipated that it will be either on 5th or 6th January.  Once funeral arrangements have been made firm the RAAMC Association will advise you of the details via email.  On behalf of the RAAMC Association we share the passing of this great Australian  and RAAMC colleague with the Grant Family.


With great sadness,
John Straskye
John Straskye OAM
RAAMC Association (Inc)

 

From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Friday, 24 December 2010 10:00 AM
To: Ted Hawkins
Subject: FW: RASIGS - Vale - 4720073 John Jerome Brazel, 104 Sig Sqn Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RASIGS – Vale

4720073 John Jerome Brazel

104 Sig Sqn Vietnam

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1280600

Date of Birth 25 June 1948

Date of Death 21 December 2010

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have been advised of the passing of another valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with John’s family at this time.

 

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to:

 

Mrs Marilyn Brazel

9 Lentara Ct

Magill SA 5072

 

Funeral details will be advised when known.

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

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From: Denis Hare [mailto:dhare@au104.org]
Sent: Friday, 24 December 2010 5:40 AM
To: Ted & Julie Hawkins
Subject: Vale John Brazel - 104 Sig Sqn

 

Hi Ted

 

More sad news for SIGNET.

 

John served in 104 Sig Sqn 24 Jun 69 to 11 Jun 70.    

 

See below:  Condolences can be sent to his Wife, Marilyn Brazel, at 9 Lentara Court, Magill SA 5072.

 

Regards

Denis

 

---------------------------------------------------------

Denis Hare

PO Box 115

Glasshouse Mountains   Qld   4518
Ph: 07-54387512  Mob: 0419-334535 

Email  dhare@au104.org

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104 Sig Sqn Web Site

www.au104.org

 

104 Sig Sqn National Reunion 4-6 Nov 2011

http://2011.au104.org (All Sigs and Friends welcome)

 

Update your contact details with Reunion Committee ASAP.
Go to
http://2011.au104.org/details.htm

 

 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ken & Barb <kbwinsor@gmail.com>
Date: 22 December 2010 07:18
Subject: Fwd: John Brazel
To: Trevor Hopper <trevor.f.hopper@gmail.com>

Hi Trevor,

Just in case you hadn't heard I thought I'd forward Bernie's email.  It's very sad.

Barb

 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bernie McCartney <bjmc@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 21 December 2010 18:49
Subject: John Brazel
To: Neville Johnson <gungadin49@hotmail.com>
Cc: kbwinsor@gmail.com, bruce.kirkland@bigpond.com

Hi All,

 

Had a call from Marilyn Brazel just now and John passed away today.

 

He had been home for a few weeks but in the end deteriorated quickly.

 

She has no funeral arrangements at this stage as they have a son in U.S. who is on his way home. She suggested it'll be after Christmas.

 

Johno could you let Ted know and condolences could be sent to Marilyn at 9 Lentara Court, Magill SA 5072.

 

Marilyn is going to ring Pete Radford but if anyone knows anyone who would like to know could they do so.

 

Another reality check for us in our 60's.

 

I don't know about you but I'm going to get a glass of red and remember the best Croweater I ever met.

 

Regards to all,

 

Bernie

  

 

Announcement:
GOURLEY, David James
 
Description:

QSM1201597 Late of Bray Park.

Passed away peacefully on the 17.12.2010. Aged 61 Years

Loved and cherished Husband to Rosie.
Loving Father and Father- in-law to Kerry, Robert (decd), Kathleen and Andy, Jodi-Ann and Grant.
Loved and devoted Poppy Dave to Courtney, Bianca, Angus Young and Cooper Baptist.
Loved Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle and good Friend to many.

Family and Friends are invited to attend a Service to celebrate David's life being held at Traditional Funerals Chapel, 636 Morayfield Road, Burpengary, on Thursday, 23.12.2010, commencing at 11.30 a.m.

TRADITIONAL FUNERALS Burpengary - 3888 6633 A Local Family Company

 

From: Rodney & Julianne Slater [mailto:roshjura2@bigpond.com]
Sent: Sunday, 19 December 2010 12:24 PM
To: Bruce & Fay; Andy Turner; Benny & Marilyn Morgan; Bruce & Pam Heard; Dusty & Sue Cooper; Graham Dugdale; Jeremy & Anne; Kathy & Graham Jensen; Kay & Allan Roach; Linda & Paul; Lionel Corrie; Potts & Pat Potbury; Wayne Moir; Secretary RAR Assn (Qld) '; Secretary TPI Assn (Qld); Secretary 6RAR Assn; 9 RAR Qld
Subject: FUNERAL SERVICE for 1201597 DAVID JAMES GOURLEY

 

Hello All

 

Amendment to my previous email - DJ passed away in Prince Charles Hospital not at home as advised.  My apologies for the mix up.

 

Funeral Service for DJ to be conducted at 1130 hrs, Thursday 23 December at Traditional Funerals, 636 Morayfield Road, Burpengary.  

 

Any email messages of sympathy to me & I'll give copies to Rosie and The Family.  Cards may be sent to Rosie at 44 Nottingham Parade, Bray Park QLD 4500.  DJ is survived by Rosie, two daughters and their partners and two grand children.

 

Please distribute widely as you see fit

 

Kind Regards

 

Rod

 

From: Rodney & Julianne Slater [mailto:roshjura2@bigpond.com]
Sent: Friday, 17 December 2010 11:50 AM
To: Secretary TPI Assn (Qld); Secretary RAR Assn (Qld) '; Secretary 6RAR Assn; Wayne Moir; Potts & Pat Potbury; Lionel Corrie; Linda & Paul; Kay & Allan Roach; Kathy & Graham Jensen; Jeremy & Anne; Graham Dugdale; Dusty & Sue Cooper; Bruce & Pam Heard; Benny & Marilyn Morgan; Andy Turner; Bruce & Fay; 9 RAR Qld
Subject: ANOTHER SOLDIER HIS DUTY DONE !

 

Hello All

 

Just this now received news that 1201597 David James (DJ) Gourley, passed away last night at home in Brisbane.  DJ has been battling ill health for quite a while now, but in the last month made a big effort to travel to Victoria to give away one of his two daughters.  It took a bit out of him and he was in hospital for a fortnight and just at home for the past week or so.  DJ served with 9RAR (Aslt-Pnr Pl) in Adelaide, SVN & Brisbane, 1 RAR & 6RAR in Malaysia & Singapore and several other units during his military career.  Funeral arrangements will be advised when known.  Please distribute widely as you see fit ........ RIP DJ ! 

 

Kind Regards

 

Rod

 

From: Bernie [mailto:hill55@vtown.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 21 December 2010 9:13 AM
To: Recipient list suppressed:
Subject: Funeral Arrangements for NX161092 / 27719 CYRIL GORDON WOLLINGTON (2AIF / ARA)

 

[]
 
All,
 
The funeral details for NX161092 / 27719 Cyril Gordon WOLLINGTON are:
 
Venue:             George Hartnet Funerals
                        19-21 Anzac Avenue
                        REDCLIFFE (Queensland)
 
Date:               Thursday 23rd December 2010
 
Time:               10:00hrs
 
Duration:         Short
 
Family POC:  Trevor Wollington (one of Cyril’s six children).
 
 
I would like to take this opportunity to state that the Wollington Family were aware of Cyril’s condition during his hospital stay, however Cyril had requested that they have no contact with him. The reasons for this were complex, and were due to a family rift.  In previous eMails the family were made to look as if they didn’t care about Cyril’s condition based on their non-visitation.  It is now known that they did (and do) care about what happened but were prevented from visiting him.  There will be family representation at the funeral so if attending please make yourselves known to the family.
 
At this stage we do not know if his RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting a “Poppy Service”.
We are awaiting receipt of a copy of Cyril’s Service Record.
 
Regards,
 
Dave Bayliss
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: trevor wollington
Sent: Monday, 20 December 2010 14:56
To: david.g.bayliss@optusnet.com.au
Subject: funeral wollington
 
hi there,
george hartnet;19-21 anzac ave redcliffe .32845268 10am
thursday 23rd december.
will possibly be short hopefully sweet.
 
trevor wollington

 

 

From: Bernie [mailto:hill55@vtown.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 15 December 2010 10:48 AM
To: Recipient list suppressed:
Subject: SAD NEWS: CYRIL WOLLINGTON (ex 1 SAS Coy 1957-1959)

 

Gentlemen and Ladies,
 
For those of you that have not heard of Cyril Wallington this will be a “Bottom to Top” read so that you can follow this incredibly sad story through the brief eMail trail (there is a lot more information that was gained during the visits to Cyril by various members of the Queensland Branch of “The Association”).
 
From various conversations with Cyril over the past week:
It appears that Cyril started his service life in the Royal Australian Navy before transferring into the 2nd AIF during WW2.
He served in Darwin during WW2 where he operated Search Lights.
He jumped at Nadzab during WW2.
He transferred to a Landing Craft company towards or just after WW2.
He was a member of 1 SAS Coy.
 
What a sad loss.
 
The Committee will issue Funerary details as they come to hand.
 
 
 
Regards,

Dave Bayliss
Welfare
Aust SAS Assn, Qld Br
 
 
 
-----Message 15 Dec 2010-----
From: Peter Schwarze
Sent: Wednesday, 15 December 2010 09:26
To: asasa-chat@googlegroups.com
Subject: [ ASASA-CHAT ] Cyril Wollington
 
Hi all,
Sad news, Cyril Wollington ex 1 SAS Coy passed away last night in Greenslopes hospital.
Police are waiting on discussion with family and autopsy results before proceeding further.
Further info on funeral etc will be forwarded when known.
Regards,
Peter
 
 
 
-----Message 13 Dec 2010-----
From: asasa-q@googlegroups.com [ mailto:asasa-q@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of marion & Alan
Sent: Monday, 13 December 2010 20:44
To: asasa-q@googlegroups.com
Subject: [ ASASA-Q ] NX161092/27719 Wollington Cyril Gordon.
 
I have just received confirmation that Cyril Gordon Wollington WAS POSTED TO
1 SAS COY FROM SEPT 1957 TO MAY 1959
.   He was posted as an Engineer
(Welder) and held the rank of LCPL.   His full service record will be sent
to me, however he enlisted as NX161092 in 1941, Disch in 1946 and then
re-enlist as 27719.  He is now 87 and remains in Greenslopes Hospital after
being almost bashed to death by his son.   He is one of ours and will be
looked after accordingly.
 
Hypo
 
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-----Original Message 05 Dec 2010-----
From: David BAYLISS
Sent: Sunday, 5 December 2010 23:06
To: ASASA-Q - Googles Group
Cc: asasa-nat
Subject: CYRIL WOLLINGTON (possibly ex 1 SAS Coy) - Florence Syer Unit, Greenslopes Hospital
 
The VP ASASA Qld Branch (Pete Schwarze) was informed by a friend of his that there was an 87 year-old WW2 soldier in Greenslopes that may be WW2 SAS.  Pete asked if I knew anybody that could visit the gentleman (I assumed he would have been British SAS).
 
I visited the gentleman Saturday afternoon and he informed me that he is an ex-member of 1 SAS Coy (1957).  He would have been a LCPL (pos CPL) in charge of Transport c1957; had WW2 2AIF experience (he claims to have jumped at Nadzab; and to have been with a Landing-Craft-Company immediately post-war.  He didn’t say what he did between 1946-1957, but I think he was at Swanbourne immediately prior to the Company being raised, that he was taken on-strength in the Company due to his parachute background, and that he lived in Seaweed Village).  He was surprised that there was an SAS Association, let alone anybody in it that would take the time to visit him.   Does anybody from the Company days either know him, or recognise his name?
 
He was beaten to near death about a week ago and is currently in Greenslopes Private Hospital (Brisbane) pending assessment/relocation.  He does not suffer dementia; however some of the patients in the ward do, so it is a controlled-access area.  The assault on him was brutal and he is going to lose one eye, and possibly the other as well.  The assailant not only kicked and bashed him, but also attempted to cut his throat.  The assailant is believed to be in custody, however the two old ladies that helped Cyril were told by the Assailant “Your Dead”.  As you can guess they themselves are pretty stressed out over it all and now fear for their own lives.  Cyril will require surgery to save any remaining eyesight, and also to reconstruct some of his facial-bones.
 
The medical staff are surprised that Cyril has survived thus far, and the staff opinions are mixed as to whether he will ever be discharged.  I am told that is his fitness of body and mind that has got him through.  He apparently has maintained his fitness into later-years by being a Dance teacher/instructor – not sure how long ago this was, but he certainly looks fit enough, even with all his bruises and frailty.
 
Cyril is currently in the Florence Syer Unit (Greenslopes) and is stable, but severely battered.  He is not eating (and possibly hasn’t eaten for over a week.  His wife passed-away about six-months ago and he has had little contact with anybody since her death.
 
Is anybody in a position to visit him for a short chat?  Please contact me if you can help out.
 
I am unable to visit him daily due to having relocated to the Gold Coast.  I have committed to visit him at least once weekly, but really need some help with other days.  Most people have ‘written him off’, but I think he just needs a reason to live.  He also requires a little help with walking so that some form muscular rehabilitation can occur.  Technically he is still in Shock, so I have to rely totally on the information provided by the Nursing Staff.
 
The more visits he gets the better (so far, in the past week he has had two visits:  one from myself, the other from his daughter-in-law.)  His family basically don’t have anything to do with him.  He has two sons in the Brisbane area:  one that is responsible for him being in hospital (i.e. beat him to near death), and the other lives a few suburbs from Greenslopes and hasn’t contacted him since he was admitted to hospital.
 
Please let me know if you can help out with a chat-visit. I can provide further details to anybody that can visit Cyril.
 
Regards,
 
Dave Bayliss
Welfare
Australian Special Air Service Association Queensland Branch Inc.
Mobile:   0438-182189
eMail:  david.g.bayliss@optusnet.com.au
 

 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 15 December 2010 12:16 PM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: Change of venue for Blue Carter funeral

  

Good afternoon All,

  

The address of the funeral of Blue Carter in Lismore is:

 

Parkview Funeral Home

43 Holland St
Goonellabah NSW 2480

 

(not the Crematorium as previously advised)

 

Time is still 1000hrs on this Friday, the 17th December.

 

 Regards,

 

John Q

 

John Quane

Secretary

ADFTWDA

 
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Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au

 

 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 14 December 2010 8:22 AM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE RONERT CARTER AKA BLUE 13,6, & 9 RAR RIP (1/11)

 

TO ALL,

 

Sad news from John Q at ADFTWDA and Bob Bettany:

Hello Greg,

WO1 (R) Robert (Blue) Carter served with 1,3,9 & 6 that I know of not sure which battalion he served with in Korea. Also AATTV.

He was A/RSM 6RAR when we came home from Singapore. Then posted as RSM 41RNSWR. He was President of the 41RNSWR Assn in recent years.

Please pass this on,

regards Bob Bettany

 

 

Good afternoon All,

 

Sad news in that Bob “Blue” Carter passed away last Saturday. Blue was the inaugural WO at Tracker Wing, a dog handler in Malaya & did 3 Tours in South Vietnam with the Australian Army Training Team.

 

His funeral will be held on this Friday, 17th December at the Lismore Crematorium, Skyline Road, Lismore at 1000hrs.

 

He will join Arthur Eather & Barry French, his cohorts at Tracker Wing, at that great tracker place in the sky

 

 

Regards,

 

John Q

 

 

 

John Quane

Secretary

ADFTWDA

PO Box 302

COORPAROO QLD 4151

 

07 3324 8958

0428 554 008

secretary@aussietrackers.org

 

www.aussiewardogs.org

www.aussietrackers.org

 

Merchandise: merchandise@aussietrackers.org

 
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Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au
 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 12 December 2010 4:47 PM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE Charles Peter (Doc) Wesley-Passing 3 RAR (1/11)

 

TO ALL,

 

From the 3 RAR Corporation sad news on the passing of Charles Peter WESLEY AKA Doc:

Dear Alexander

I'm emailing you to sadly advise you of the passing away yesterday 9/12/10 in a Nursing Home in N.S.W. of Charles Peter WESLEY affectionately known as Doc.

His Daughter Ann phoned me this morning with the sad news, I was in contact with him almost every second day by phone and I could hear by the sound of his voice that he was going downhill fast.

I served with him when he was doing his second term in Korea 52/53 and helped him carry out a number of the wounded that he treated in the front line.

He was a good Soldier and never did the wrong thing to anybody. I like many, will miss a very good friend.

Would you please notify members of your Association of his passing.

Regards and thanking you in advance

Frank Connelly




--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au
 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 12 December 2010 4:51 PM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: FUNERAL DETAILSPeter Wesley-Funeral

  

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2010 5:26 AM

Subject: Peter Wesley-Funeral & Ian "Blue" McIntyre-Passing and Funeral

 

Dear Joan, I have had the following news from Dudley Pye. Lest We Forget. Alexander. 

Dear Alexander. A note to inform that Peter Wesley's funeral service will be held at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney at 14-30 Thurs 16th Dec. Dudley Pye.

 

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au
 

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 12 December 2010 4:53 PM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE IAN MCINTYRE AKA BLUE 3 RAR (1/11)

 

TO ALL,

Sand news from sad news from Dutchy Lensing via 3 RAR Corporation:

It is with sad regret that I have to inform you that 3789985 Ian "Blue" McIntyre passed away  peacefully, after a long illness on Fri, 10 Dec 10.  "Blue" served in 11 Platoon D Company 3RAR in South Vietnam from 20 December 1967 until 27 August 1968. Born 21 December, 1945. "Blue" is survived by wife Lynette, 24 Scott St, Ouyen, Victoria. 3490.

Funeral details are; 10 AM Ouyen Catholic Church, Ouyen.

Regards,

"Dutchy" Lensing

LEST WE FORGET

--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au
 

From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Friday, 3 December 2010 5:16 PM
To: Ted Hawkins
Subject: FW: RAN - Vale / Funeral Details - O58711 LCDR ROBERT JOHN SYKES RAN (Rtd), HMAS Melbourne & HMAS Sydney Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RAN – Vale / Funeral Details

O58711 LCDR ROBERT JOHN SYKES RAN (Rtd)

HMAS Melbourne & HMAS Sydney Vietnam

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1235283

Date of Birth 23 October 1944

Date of Death 2 December 2010

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have been advised of the passing of another valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Navy. He will be sorely missed by his family and shipmates.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

 

Funeral details:

 

11.00 AM Tuesday 7 December

 

ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul

Cnr Robert Campbell & Miles Roads

Royal Military College

Duntroon

Canberra ACT 2600

P 02 6265 9711

W http://www.army.gov.au/rmc/Pastoral.asp

 

ANZAC MEMORIAL CHAPEL - The Governor General, Lord Casey opened the ANZAC Memorial Chapel on 30 April 1966. The funding for the Chapel was gained through a public appeal, church donations and government resources.

The Chapel contains two sections - a Roman Catholic Chapel and an Anglican/Protestant Denominations Chapel. It is situated on Robert Campbell Road, Duntroon. Each Padre conducts services regularly on weekends and by appointment. The Chapel can also be booked for special occasions such as weddings and baptisms or naming ceremonies.

 

Bob will be cremated and then interred at the Woden Cemetery.

 

The family would like to invite those that can to attend the Hellenic Club for some refreshments on completion.

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

...........................................

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From: Bill and Margaret Krause [mailto:mkrause@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Friday, 3 December 2010 4:49 PM
To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@invalid.domain
Subject: Fw: Funeral - The Late LCDR Robert "Bob" Sykes

 

Gents,

 

The funeral for LCDR Robert 'Bob' Sykes will be held at RMC on Tuesday at the ANZAC Chapel, at 1100.

 

Bob will be cremated and then interred at the Woden Cemetery.

 

The family would like to invite those that can to attend the Hellenic Club for some refreshments on completion.

 

Dimples

 

P (02) 6292-3583

M 0409 090 671

 

 

From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Friday, 3 December 2010 3:31 PM
Subject: FW: RAN - VALE - O58711 LCDR ROBERT JOHN SYKES RAN (Rtd), HMAS Melbourne & HMAS Sydney Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RAN – Vale / Funeral Details

O58711 LCDR ROBERT JOHN SYKES RAN (Rtd)

HMAS Melbourne & HMAS Sydney Vietnam

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1235283

Date of Birth 23 October 1944

Date of Death 2 December 2010

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have been advised of the passing of another valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Navy. He will be sorely missed by his family and shipmates.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

 

No further details are available.

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

...........................................

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From: Bill and Margaret Krause [mailto:mkrause@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Thursday, 2 December 2010 9:32 AM
To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@invalid.domain
Subject: Fw: VALE - LCDR ROBERT SYKES RAN (Rtd) 058711

 

 

It is with great regret that I advise of the passing of LCDR Robert J Sykes RAN Rtd, 058711.

 

Bob passed away this morning, details at this stage are sketchy and I will pass on details as I know them.

 

Regards,

 

Dimples

 

 

From: Bill and Margaret Krause [mailto:mkrause@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Thursday, 2 December 2010 9:34 AM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: Fw: VALE - LCDR ROBERT SYKES RAN (Rtd) 058711

 

 

 

 

It is with great regret that I advise of the passing of LCDR Robert J Sykes RAN Rtd, 058711. Bob passed away this morning, details at this stage are sketchy and I will pass on details as I know them.

 

Regards,

 

Dimples

 

November 2010

From: Secretary RAR Association (Qld) [mailto:secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 26 November 2010 6:14 AM
To: Secretary RAR (Qld)
Subject: ANOTHER WARRIOR HIS DUTY DONE COL K S MCKENZIE DSM, OAM. MID 2RAR RIP (3)

 

TO ALL,

 

Sad news on the passing of Kenneth Stuart McKenzie who passed away on the 21st November. Ken served in World War 2 and also was a Colonel(DSM, MID) in Vietnam. 

 

His funeral is on the 2nd December at 1pm at Hemmant Crematorium Chapel, Hemmant

 

Ted Chitham will be the RAR Rep and 2 RAR Ascn are looking for some to rep their Pres.

 

Regards

Greg

--

Greg Decker
Secretary
RAR Association (Qld)
0417464251
secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com
http://www.rar.org.au
 

From: Bernie [mailto:hill55@vtown.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 25 November 2010 6:52 PM
To: Recipient list suppressed:
Subject: Vale: Col Ken McKenzie, DSM, OAM (RA Inf)

 

Ken was one of my Advocates at RSL QLD early in the piece, around early to mid 1990s, and a good man to boot!


From my time with Ken I understand he had a lot of service in PNG!

Persevere
Bernie
 

Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:12:28 +1100
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:03:25 +1000
From: Graeme Loughton <loughton@bigpond.net.au>

Subject: Vale: Col Ken McKenzie, DSM, OAM

Members, I regret to advise the passing of Colonel Ken McKenzie. Ken's funeral will be held at 1pm on Thursday 2 December 2010 at Hemmant Crematorium Chapel, Hemmant Road (cnr Tingalpa Road), Hemmant,  Map Ref 162/J10.  Unfortunately I will be unable to attend so would appreciate hearing from any members who will be there.  Thank you.
--

Regards

Graeme Loughton

Phone: 61 7 3378 7376

Fax: 61 7 3378 7386

 

From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Monday, 22 November 2010 10:47 AM
To: Ted Hawkins
Subject: FW: RAE - Vale - 43056 Bernard George GILES, 17 Const Sqn Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RAE – Vale

43056 Bernard George GILES

17 Const Sqn Vietnam

Date of Birth 22 August 1939

Date of Death 18 November 2010

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1285078

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have been advised of the passing of another valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Corps of Engineers. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

...........................................

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From: Ray Payne [mailto:raypayne@veteranweb.asn.au]
Sent: Monday, 22 November 2010 9:15 AM
To: Ray Payne
Subject: Sad News

 

I have been advised of the death of 43056 Bernard George GILES on the 18th November. He served with 17 Const Sqn RAE 4/66 – 4/67 and again in 7/70 – 10/71.

 

Veteranweb Network

raypayne@veteranweb.asn.au

 

 

From: Jim Wiltshire [mailto:tjimw1@iprimus.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 19 November 2010 11:22 AM
To: RIP_JeffWilliams@inmemoriam.com.au
Subject: Fw: Sad News

 

-------Original Message-------

 

Subject: Sad News

 

I have been advised by Paul Israel that Jeff Williams, formally of 8PL C COY 65-66 (1 RAR ?) and member of Chapter 23 passed away at 2100 this evening (Thursday 18th Nov).

Paul will advise his funeral arrangements when they come to hand.

Ray Payne OAM
2 Flemington St
BANORA POINT NSW 2486
07 5524 7742
raypayne@veteranweb.asn.au
 

 

From: Ted Hawkins [mailto:hawkins2@aapt.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 17 November 2010 10:05 AM
To: Ted Hawkins
Subject: FW: RAN - Vale / Funeral Details - R56785 CMDR Roy Francis Christie, RAN (RTD), HMAS Melbourne Vietnam
Importance: High

 

RAN - Vale / Funeral Details

R56785 CMDR Roy Francis Christie, RAN (RTD)

HMAS Melbourne Vietnam

Date of Birth 3 January 1942

Date of Death 11 November 2010

http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1262359

 

It is with sadness and regret that we have been advised of the passing of another valued servant of Australia and the Royal Australian Navy. He will be sorely missed by his family and shipmates.

 

Funeral details are below.

 

Lest We Forget

 

National RASIGS Register - http://www.rasigs.com/htm_pages/national_sigs_register.htm

 

National Vietnam Veteran's Museum (Australia) - http://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

 

St Gabriel, Patron Saint of Communicators - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=279

KSC Australia - http://www.ksca.org.au/

KSC Queensland - http://www.kscq.org.au/index.htm

...........................................

Ted (Blue) Hawkins

P 07 5499 3704

M 0466 475 080

E hawkins2@aapt.net.au

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From: Bill and Margaret Krause [mailto:mkrause@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 16 November 2010 8:05 PM
To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@invalid.domain
Subject: Fw: CMDR ROY CHRISTIE

 

FM AUSNAVSTRATCOM

P 150710Z NOV 10

SUBJ:  PASSING OF CMDR ROY CHRISTIE, RAN (RTD)

 

1.         NAVY IS VERY SADDENED TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF CMDR ROY CHRISTIE IN THE EARLY HOURS OF 11 NOV 10. 

 

2.         CMDR CHRISTIE'S CAREER IN THE RAN SPANNED OVER 44 YEARS.  HE WAS A DEDICATED MEMBER OF NAVY'S SUPPLY COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THE STEWARD BRANCH, AND MOST REMEMBER HIS SAGE COUNSEL AS THE DEPUTY FLEET SUPPLY OFFICER AND MANAGER CUSTOMER SUPPORT.  

 

3.         HE WAS A VERY POPULAR AND HIGHLY RESPECTED OFFICER WHO WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

 

4.         A SERVICE TO HONOUR AND CELEBRATE ROY'S LIFE WILL BE HELD AT 1300 ON WEDNESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2010 AT THE MARY, MOTHER OF MERCY, CHAPEL ROOKWOOD CEMETERY, LIDCOMBE NSW

 

5.         CMDR CHRISTIE'S FAMILY INVITES FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL AND THEN TO MERRYLANDS RSL CLUB, 14 MILITARY ROAD, MERRYLANDS NSW.

 

6.         DRESS FOR OFFICIAL GUESTS / MOURNERS IS CEREMONIAL SERVICE DRESS S2 OR COAT AND TIE EQUIVALENT.

 

7.         ON BEHALF OF THOSE CURRENTLY SERVING AND THE BROADER NAVY FAMILY SINCERE CONDOLENCES ARE EXTENDED TO CMDR CHRISTIE'S FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

 

ENDS

 

 

 

From: Bill Dobell [mailto:billdobell@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 16 November 2010 9:15 AM
To: Bill Dobell
Subject: Neil Docherty - 4 Platoon B Coy RIP

 

 

Hi all

 

Today I bring you sad news, another Viet Vet who served with 9RAR has made his final muster.

 

Colleen, Neil Docherty's wife rang me today and advised me that Neil passed away 7.30 am on Saturday 6/11/10, from a complications from a skin disease that led to "Golden Stafe" at Latrobe Valley Hospital, Traralgon.

 

His funeral will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Home, Traralgon at 11.00 am Monday 15/11 on the Princess Hwy, which is next to the Golf Course.  It is short notice, but if anyone can make it or can contact anyone who was a mate please do.

 

Klaus

 

From: Bernie [mailto:hill55@vtown.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 12 November 2010 10:33 AM
To: Recipient list suppressed:
Subject: Vale WO 2 J H Macartney (AATTV JAN 69 - FEB 70)

 

Good Morning All
 
Mrs Pearl Macartney yesterday advised of the passing of her husband John on the 21st June 2010.
 
 Although this note is late it is with regret that we learn of the loss of one of our TEAM. May he rest in peace. Lest We Forget
 
 
Regards
 
Pierre
 
 PS Bernie you might recall John who served at DSU at the time Dave Powell Wallaby Wilkes you and I were at Randwick

 

 

Sequence

Service

Number

Rank

Forenames

Surname

BirthDate

Date of Death

Age at death

Cause

UnitDesc

FromDate

ToDate

7492

ARMY

215193

MAJOR

Peter John

NAUGHTON

7/08/1938

7/08/2010

72

LUNG DISEASE/CANCER

HMAS STAFF

27/03/1968

12/04/1968

7492

ARMY

215193

MAJOR

Peter John

NAUGHTON

7/08/1938

7/08/2010

72

LUNG DISEASE/CANCER

HQ 1 ALSG

27-May-65

06-May-66

 

 

From: Jim Wiltshire [mailto:tjimw1@iprimus.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 11 November 2010 3:33 PM
To: RIP_Peter.Naughton@aust.com.au
Subject: Fw: The Late Peter Naughton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject: The Late Peter Naughton

 

Those of you who served with or had the pleasure of knowing Peter may wish to attend this service.


Ray

 

I have finally been able to arrange Peter's internment and would be happy if there is some way to let others know when and where.  Can you help me?

 

The internment will be held at Kangaroo Ground Cemetery, Cemetery Rd Kangaroo Ground VIC, one hour’s drive North of Melbourne, on Friday, 3rd of December at 11 am.

 

Any members of the forces who knew my husband would be most welcome to farewell him on this day.

 

Regards Maura Naughton

 

 

Veteranweb Network

raypayne@veteranweb.asn.au

 

 

 

   

 

 

From: Bernie [mailto:hill55@vtown.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, 7 November 2010 7:38 PM
To: Recipient list suppressed:
Subject: Another great man has fallen

 

 
Rat of Toobruk ..  WO1 Percy Lyall  RAE SVN  66-67  17 Construction Squadron...  passed away at 3pm Saturday . He fought a brilliant battle.
All Sappers who knew this man will remark that Percy left his footprint in their heart..
 
Bazza    QLD
 

From: larry smith [mailto:tassie47@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 5 November 2010 4:26 PM
To: terry.fogarty5@gmail.com
Subject: ANOTHER VIETNAM VET'S FUNERAL

 

5 Nov 2010

 

Hi Terry

 

Larry Smith here from Davao City Philippines

 

I have been notified of another Vietnam Veteran's death.  His DVA nominal roll entry is below.

 

His funeral was yesterday.  Lived at Emu Park outside of Yeppoon.  Cancer of the mouth.

Info from my auntie and husband who were great friends and workmates.

 

He died on 30 october 2010

 

Cheers

 

Larry

 

 

Veteran Search Result

Name: GRIEVES, Darryl John 

Service No: 1202716

Service: Army

Date Of Birth: 23/08/1948

Rank: Sapper

Place Of Birth:Rockhampton QLD AUSTRALIA

Corps: Royal Australian Engineers

National Service:No

Certificate

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Summary of Unit Name(s)

Start Date

End Date

17th Construction Squadron

21/05/1970

19/05/1971