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© 1987 A. Lawrence Vaincourt


He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,

In his exploits with his mates; they were heroes, every one.

And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion mates listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won't note his passing, though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,
That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin, and Country and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honour while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,

Our Country is in mourning, for


Vocal- Version:


Ian DALES, who lived in Broken Hill has passed away.  He died on 9 November 2023. 
Ian's Service was with 8 Battalion in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Australia.
His funeral is to be held at 1000 hrs on Thursday 28 November at :-

Alfred James Funeral Home
272 Main South Road
South Australia

Vale: David Matthews passed away on 1 August 2023.  David lived in the Christies Beach area.  Whilst serving in Vietnam he was with Support- Company.

Sadly another comrade flew under the radar.

Vale: John Glennon 11 PLT D COY passed away am 04 NOV 2023

Funeral Details: Friday 17th November at 11.30 a.m. All Souls Chapel Rookwood Cemetry 
Followed by drinks at Unity Hotel Balmain 

Vale: Dan Ackerley has died. Dan served with Mortar Platoon 8 RAR on his second tour in Vietnam, having previously served with 5 RAR. Dan passed away on 2nd September and his funeral was last Friday, 6th October. RIP – your duty done,

Vale:  David George Matthews, Service Number 4720601, passed away in SA on 1st August 2023. DOB 24/4/1946.
 David served in SVN with SPT COY 8 RAR.

Vale: Brian Black CCOY Vietnam passed away on 13Sept 2023 

 Date:11 am Tuesday 19 September 2023
Location:  Great Southern Gardens, Mt Cotton Road, CARBROOK (Opposite Driver Training Centre)  
Dress: Ex-Service members are requested to wear Service Medals.
Wake to follow at Brian and Cindee’s home.   


Vale:  Mike Gillooly has sadly passed away RIP Mike.

Funeral Details are:

Friday 25 August 2023 commencing at 1100hrs.

Stella Maris Church, 9 Church Street Maroochydore, and afterward at the Maroochy RSL Club.

Len Thompson and Mike’s widow, Daphne are trying to arrange a live feed for the Service. Details to follow.

Vale: Robert  (Bob) Peckman C COY  has sadly passed away . Funeral details will be notified when to hand. RIP

Vale: Peter Jack Murray C Company Malaysia (Previously served with 1 RAR Vietnam 65 - 66

Details TBA.

Vale: Noel Scott B Company Malaysia. Details TBA

Vale: John Norris Died at 7 am on 22nd April 2023.
Funeral Thursday 4th May 2023 @ 2PM- Hartnett Funerals
57 Bay Terrace- Wynnum and afterward at the Wynnum RSL

For those attending, medals should be worn.


Vale: John Huigens died 20th April 2023
John’s son, Matt, phoned me yesterday to advise John had died from complications following an operation. John was a Lance Corporal with 8 RAR, A Coy- 3 Pl in Malaysia. There is to be no public funeral, which was John’s wish; a family memorial is to be held.

Vale: Robert Reed D Coy Vietnam Further details when available

VALE: Richard Herbert “Dicky Bligh B Coy Malaysia, Vietnam Further details when available.

VALE: ROBERT DANGAARD 11 PLT, D COY passed away on 17th Mar 23. All family, relatives, and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service, which will be held on Tuesday 28th MAR 2023 commencing at
10.00 am in the
Chapel of Heritage Brady Funeral Directors Crematorium 76 Maher Road, Gordonvale.  www.heritagebradyfunerals.com.au
to Live Stream.

8 RAR is being represented by Terry Clark, a fellow Delta Coy soldier.

VALE: Timothy Charles Pilcher 8RAR Sth Vietnam 1970, who unfortunately passed away after 20 years fighting prostrate and related cancer on the 20th August 2021.

VALE: Lt Peter Phillips 
He succumbed to a long-term series of illnesses on Wednesday Last: 25 January 2023, in Adelaide.
Peter & Marianne lived in the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg South
Advising the Website Link to Peter Phillips Funeral Service:

 Monday 6th February 2023 @ 14-15 hours. (Central Summer Time)
 WebSite is; CENTENNIAL Park Funeral Service Livestream:

 Access Pin Not Required

VALE: 3795572 Leslie Roy MAYNARD (Known as Leslie Roy WHITE)
on 23rd January 2023
Leslie served in Vietnam with
A COY 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
17/11/1969 to 12/11/1970
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family,
veterans and friends of the late Leslie Roy Maynard (WHITE.)
Funeral Details: Monday 6, February 2023 Time: 1.00 pm Creswick Cemetary
141 Clunes Road, Creswick. Victoria. 3363

VALE: Tony Kingdom 1PLT Malaysia and Vietnam
Tony Kingdom’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 1 February 1923 at 10.30am by  
Shaun Hamilton Funeral’s at the Acacia Function Centre 559-597 Bergman Lane Cnr  Sydney Road - Manila NSW.
It will be followed by a wake at Manila RSL.

Tony Sillcock advises that  Bern Hedley has informed him of the passing of our former President Wilf Hedley. Wilf passed peacefully on Saturday 13th JAN 2023.
He is at rest after an epic journey of many years having been given an expectation of six months some years ago.  His courage and determination have been an inspiration and his dedication to all his many friends and colleagues will be greatly missed.  Sincere condolences to Bern and the family who have been so strong in their continued support of Wilf's journey.
 Funeral service for the late Wilf Hedley will be held at St John Vianney Catholic Church at Waramanga on 25 January at 11 am followed by burial at Woden Cemetery at 12.45.

VALE: Kevin Stockley CSM of Support Company with 8 RAR in Malaysia, who later became RSM of 3TB Singleton. Kevin and Joyce both passed away a day apart on the 
of 6th and- 7th JAN 2023 from COVID. 

 Funeral Details: 

A funeral will be held in Brisbane on Friday at 2.30 pm on the 20th January 2023, at the White Lady Funeral Chapel,  270 Kelvin Grove Road, 
Kelvin Grove.  Parking for 70 vehicles is available.


VALE: Ray Walker, who served in Vietnam with D COY 8RAR in 1970, passed away suddenly at his home in Peaceful Bay WA. 

VALE: 1734820 Dennis ‘Bluey’ Brennan passed away early this morning 02 JAN 2023.
Funeral Details: BRENNAN, Denis Patrick “Red”   “Blue”.

Monday 16th January 2023.
Late of Roma, passed away at Roma Hospital on 2nd January 2023, aged 74 years.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral to be held at the St Theresa’s Parish Centre, 55 Curzon Street, East Toowoomba followed by Burial at the Garden of Remembrance Cemetery. Prayers commencing at 12.30 pm Monday, 16th January 2023.
A wake will be held at the Blue Mountain Hotel following the service and the burial.
Denis was a 14th intake National Serviceman who served with 11 platoon Delta Company.
I would suggest that your dress include full-size medals.
If you are able to attend please notify David Goodall davidagoodall@gmail.com ASAP.
If there are any changes/additions I will notify you via email.
Church:  St Theresa’s Parish Centre, 55 Curzon Street, East Toowoomba (off Margaret Street)
 Cemetery:  Garden of Remembrance Cemetery 1001 Ruthven Street, Kearneys Spring,  Toowoomba
Blue Mountain Hotel:  264 New England Highway, Harlaxton , Toowoomba.

Vale: Lew Pattle has finally lost his health battles and passed away this morning
11 NOV 2022 ( Remembrance Day)

Vale: Robert (Whiley Bob) Victor Whiley passed away on 25 Oct 22 aged 85. He was cremated and a Memorial Service was held at
Staplyton on 3 Nov 22.   Bob served with Pioneer Platoon in Malaya and SVN  and lived in Windaroo.

VALE: Raymond William Rodney Walker
Ray passed away on 27th September 2022 from a heart attack, his funeral was held on 21 October 2022 at Demark WA, Doc Livingston represented the association and presented the association sash to the family. Ray was a regular soldier who served with 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit from 21 January 1970 till 19 March 1970, 6 RAR 11 August 1970 till 13 May 1970 before joining (D) Coy 8 RAR on 14 May. When the battalion returned home Ray again went to 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit from 4 August 1970 until returning home on 21 January 1971.

Vale: Len Lambert, ex BHQ 8RAR, passed away peacefully at 0700 on Friday 21 October 2022 at his home in Maryborough Queensland. Len was a National Serviceman who served in Vietnam firstly with 5RAR, joining 8RAR in February 1970. 
There are currently no other details available relating to Len’s funeral. Condolence messages to his family from those who knew him can be sent to Kym McDougall
at memorabilia8rar@icloud.com and will be passed to his family.

VALE: John Modlinski (4720606) a former member of 8RAR who served in Vietnam with Charlie Company. John (known as ‘Mod’) died suddenly at home in Renmark, South Australia of a heart attack on Monday 10 October after a day’s work on his fruit property. He is survived by his wife Rita and son Michael.

VALE: Clarence (Clarrie) John Mason of Newcastle NSW. Clarrie joined 8RAR in Vietnam in May 1970 before returning home with the Battalion in November 1970. After completion of his National Service, he worked at B.H.P. as an Engine Driver.
Clarrie passed away on 2nd August 2022, he was 72 years old.  He is survived by his wife Jenny, and children Michael, Joel, Nick and Ammarina.
VALE: Boscho Balic D COY Malaysia; Passed away in MAY 2022

VALE: John Chapman

                               VALE: James Everleigh BCOY South Vietnam Posted 16AUG2022

VALE: Maurie Young has passed away somewhere on the Sunshine Coast . Maurie served with our Intelligence Section in Malaysia.

VALE: Karl Romich passed away on 7th AUG 2022

Vale: The death has occurred of Mr Neville Thomas Rhodes 5RAR and 8RAR. Passed away peacefully on 19th July 2022 at Calvary Riverina Hospital Wagga Wagga. Much loved husband of Cecile. Late of Edwards Street, Young. Aged 74. 

A graveside service to celebrate Neville's life will be held on Thursday 28th July 2022, in the Young Lawn Cemetery, commencing at 11.00am. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend. Past and present members of the Young RSL Branch are invited to attend wearing medals to form a guard of honour.

VALE: Paul Stanley Wilson 

VALE: Charles Edward Pearcy passed away on or about 6th Apr 22.  Charlie was a former member of 8 Pl C Company in Vietnam

VALE: Wilhelm Josephus Veldkamp (BILL) passed aay on 11 January 2022.
Bill lived at Ebenezer, near Nuriootpa.
He served with 10 Platoon D Company.

2411980 Allan Errol (Al) MirandaAl  served with 1 RAR in Vietnam before joining 8 RAR and was a section Commander with Peter Lauders 9 Platoon
C Company 8 RAR in Malaysia before joining the Military Police. 

Ron Brias. Ron joined 8 RAR after we returned from Vietnam.  He was in Mortar Platoon and later joined 8/9RAR when the battalions linked later he became RSM 8/9.
Funeral Date: Thursday 26 May 2022.
Time: 11:00 – 13:30 (two sessions booked as 45 mins may not be enough time). This caters for set up, conduct and parking.
Place: Albany Creek Crematorium, Lakeside Chapel.
Address: 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, Qld, 4035.

Wake: Aspley Hornets Club, Graham Rd, Aspley. 12:30 – 16:00.

Dress: Smart casual medals optional

Vale: Barry John Martin
Barry’s name was listed in the latest Qld RSL
News magazine. Barry was Born on the 9th of May 1950 in
Muswellbrook NSW. He served with 8RAR from the
17th November 1969 to 12th November 1970 with A Coy.
He was a member of the Narang RSL Sub-Branch. Unfortunately, we were unaware of Barry’s death until it was listed in the RSL Magazine.

Pte D. A. Stafford, Ex C Company 8 RAR. 

Donny passed away in Hervey Hospital on Wednesday night 11 May 2022.

As per his wish no funeral service will be conducted.

 Wayne Goninnion passed away on the Anzac Long weekend.
Wayne was in 8Pl C Coy in Malaysia.

 14958 Georg Albert (Bluey) BEAN was born on the 11 March 1941. Served with 8RAR in SPT Coy in both Malaysia and Vietnam. Last known address was in Nanango Qld and he was, before his death, a member of the Geebung Zillmere Bald Hills Aspley RSL Sub-Branch;

  VALE: 3787725 Patrick Joseph FALLON was born on 26 March 1945,  he served with 8RAR in Admin Coy in Vietnam. Prior to his passing, he was a member of the Gin Gin RSL Sub-Branch;

VALE: 62016 Gregory Raymond FYSH was born on 7 January 1944. He was a Signalman and served with 104 Signal Squadron in Vietnam in a Supporting Arms role with 8RAR. Prior to his passing, he was a member of the Beaudesert RSL Sub-Branch;

VALE: 1734284 David Louie (Van) JOHNSON was born on 16 October 1947. He served with 8RAR in 11PL. D Coy in both Malaysia and Vietnam. His last known address was in Hervey Bay Qld and prior to his passing, he was a member of the Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch.

VALE: John Rosentals passed away on the 13th December 2021. John served in Vietnam with BCOY and had been ill for some time. He is survived
by his wife Helen.

VALE: Charlie Pearcey passed away  Friday 1st April 2022 in Melbourne. Further details TBA

Vale: 3795952 William David PATTERSON
on 27 February 2022
David served in Vietnam with
1 Australian Reinforcement Unit
2/4/1970 to 20/5/1970
8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
21/5/1970 to 12/11/1970

Vale: W. F. ( Jack) Glover (WIA) B COY Vietnam. Passed away on
26th JAN 2022.
Private Funeral to be held.

Peter Healy CSM C Company in Vietnam passed away at 2.30 pm on 12 JAN 22 The Funeral Service for the former CSM of Charlie Company in Vietnam, Peter Healy will take place at:

Lakeview Chapel,   Memorial Park,  400 Albany Creek Road,  Bridgeman Downs.

Monday 24th January, 11am.  

Refreshments,  Albany Creek, tea room 12.15pm

Wake,   Bonny View Hotel,  2077  Gympie Road, Bald Hills.  from 1pm

Family Notice will be in next Tuesday's, 18 January 2022, issue of the Courier Mail.
15374 Peter Lawrence HEALY was born at Sandgate Queensland on 29 August 1940. He served in two (2) tours of Vietnam - 15 June 1966 to 27 January 1967 with 3rd Special Air Service Regiment and from 17 November 1969 to 23 February 1970 with C Company 8RAR. Peter also served with 8RAR in Malaysia 1967 to 1969.

Vale: John Watson served with the 1 Australian
Reinforcement Unit from 12 November 1969 to 2
December 1969, 5 RAR 3 December 1969 to 9 February
1970, then 8 RAR 10 February 1970 to 12 November 1970.
Johnny was 76 years old and sadly passed away
on Tuesday 28 December in his sleep. Len Thompson
advised that John was a very experienced,
knowledgeable and extremely alert Scout in 6 Section
Charlie Company 8RAR in Vietnam. He attended most
of our 8RAR Reunions and he was a wonderful and loyal friend and will be missed by all. John lived in Rossarden in Tasmania.
Items of interest

Clem Ebner passed away on the 26th of
December at Estia Aged care at Twin Waters Qld. His
funeral was held at the Gregson and Weight Chapel, 159
Wises Road Buderim on Thursday 6th January at 1.00pm.
During his army career, Clem served with 2,4,8 and 9
Battalions RAR. He also served in Vietnam with 16
Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron and Australian
Army Training Team.

Vale: Joe Dannyluk - BCOY Vietnam WIA Passed Away during the Evening of
Saturday 23 OCT 2021: 
 Funeral details TBA

Vale - CPL Denis 'Buck' Rogers A Coy
 His funeral is being held at 2 pm on Monday 25 OCT 21, at the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium 285 Graham Rd, Bridgeman Downs QLD 4035.

Vale: 3791851 Anthony 'Tony' Ernest King passed away on Monday the 11th of October 2021. He was a lifelong member of the 8RAR 'Grey Eight'. Tony served in:  Recruit Training Battalion 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
8th Battalion,  The Royal Australian Regiment, and wore his Grey Eight Polo top with pride! 
Service overseas: Malaya 8 RAR ( 67 to 69) Terrandak Garrison: Singapore 15th March to 18 June 1969 1 RAR.
Tony Farewell from your Royal Australian Regiment mates 

Tony's Funeral Service is to be live Streamed @ 10 am Friday15 OCT 2021

All 8 RAR Association members are welcome to Live Stream the Service @   Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Pty Ltd

 Vale Gerard Van Haren:  Gerard Van Haren has passed- away after a long battle with cancer.  Gerard served with D Company in Vietnam.
A celebration of Gerards life will be held @ 2 PM on Thursday 19 August at the Branyan Gardens Crematorium, Childers Road, Bundaberg.

1734937 LCPL Gerardus (Gerry) Cornelis Van Haren
1 May 1948 – 11 August 2021
Gerry passed away in Bundaberg after a short battle with Lung Cancer. Though we both served with the battalion in Vietnam, I didn’t get to know Gerry personally until we met on a John Norris-led tour of Vietnam in 2004. I was also fortunate to meet his wife Desley and his daughter Kristy on that trip. As an active member of the Queensland branch of the 8 RAR Association, Gerry served as our association treasurer from 2005 until 2010. During that period, he was deeply involved with the planning of the Battalion’s 40th Birthday and Unit Commemorative Plaque laying activities at the AWM in Canberra, as well as the 2010 Adelaide reunion. Gerry was extremely thorough and got things done without fanfare or fuss.
After the 2010 reunion, the Van Harens’ moved to Bundaberg, an area where Gerry’s best mates Col Oliver and Ron Robinson lived. Gerry enjoyed his final years in Bundaberg with his growing clan and his old 14th NS Intake mates.
I was, fortunately, able to drive up to attend his farewell celebration and spent some time with the family and a large gathering of friends. I deduced that Gerry was on numerous local committees and a highly respected member of his community.
I was very impressed with the eulogy given by his son Ron, and both of his mates. The stories were entertaining and heartfelt, and at times had everyone in fits of laughter and a fitting farewell to a member of “the Grey Eight”.
Gerry is survived by his wife Desley, son Ron, daughter Kristy, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Letters of condolence may be sent to Gerards widow Desley, at 101/21 Waters St, North Bundaberg,  QLD 4670.  
Vale: Robert John Carpenter.  Bob died on 30 June 2021.  He served in Malaysia. His funeral was in SA on 12 July 2021 and was attended by Ted Forward.

Vale: Ken Irons 12 Platoon D COY Vietnam passed away at 12:35 on 23rd MAY 2021 at Beachmere Qld 4510.
At his wishes a Private Funeral will be held, however, the family has indicated that an 8 RAR Sash would be appreciated.

Vale: Merv J Ryan  l Pl A Coy 8RAR SVN
Merv passed away yesterday (13 May) after a very long illness. 
The funeral service is to be held at 2 pm Friday 19 May 21 at  Mt Cotton Memorial Gardens 1774-1794 Mt Cotton Road, Carbrook QLD 4130.

Vale: Barry (BRM) Matthews has passed away on 15 April 2021.
The following are the details of the Celebration of the Life of the late WO2 Barry Robert (BRM) Matthews.
 A cremation service is to be held at the Lakeside Chapel of the Albany Creek Crematorium at 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, and commencing at 0930am on Friday 23 April 2021.   

The service is to be followed by a wake at the Gaythorne RSL at 11.30 am.  For those planning to attend from interstate, the closest accommodation is at the Brook Hotel/Motel which is about 1300m from the RSL and about 9 km from the Crematorium. You are reminded that the service will commence at the tail end of peak hour, so plan your journey well.

You have been requested to wear your service medals

 Vale: PRC Smith ( PETER ) B COY has passed away today 5th APRIL 2021. Following a series of surgical complications. Our thought are with his wife  Rita, his son Craig and daughter Alison at this most difficult of times.

Vale: Warren Bishop 8 PLT C Company Vietnam passed away at Westmead Hospital in Sydney on 14th March 2021. 

VALE: 1200871 Barry Alan CHARLES, today his 74th birthday, he was born on 9 March 1947
 He fought a long battle with Alzheimer’s and was in full-time care in Cairns.
 Barry served in various units, among them:
 2 RAR Vietnam;8 RAR;8/9 RAR;1 RTB; Army Recruiting;5/7 RAR;51 FNQR
 Barry is survived by his wife Monica, his children, and his family from a previous marriage.
 Funeral details are: Wednesday 17th March 2021 @ 10 am. In the Chapel at Heritage Brady Funeral Directors
76 Maher road Gordonvale. www.heritagebradyfunerals.com.au
As covid restrictions apply please contact Belinda if attending on- 0417 758 522 

Vale: Leslie Earnest Fielding PLT SGT and Staff SGT CQ- C Company 8RAR Malaya and Vietnam Aged 78 years
His family will celebrate his life at a Service to be held @
The Lake Macquarie Memorial Gardens- Cessnock Road- Ryhope. On 
Friday 19th FEB 2021 @ 1PM

Vale: 35847 Warrant Officer Ronald Alexander Coleman:
CQMS and CSM B COY Malaya and Vietnam- Born Wangaratta 22 JUL 32- Died 22 JAN 2021
Ron was a strong supporter of 8 RAR Assn and the Dads Army at the RAR National Memorial Walk
Ron's funeral will be on 01 February 2021 at 1200 at Traditional Funerals 636 Morayfield Road Burpengary QLD 4505

His son Graham is happy to receive Condolences and Enquires on 0403496255.


Vale Brian Gillespie served in D COY 8 RAR and :

1 Australian Reinforcement Unit

17 Sep 1969

21 Oct 1969

5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment

22 Oct 1969

29 Jan 1970

Headquarters, 1st Australian Logistic Support Group

30 Jan 1970

19 May 1970

8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment

20 May 1970

19 Aug 1970

A message from the Prime Minister of Australia
upon the death of:
Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC


It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery.

Major General Jeffery will be remembered as a brave soldier, a dedicated Governor and Governor-General, and a passionate defender of the causes he believed in.
Major General Jeffery was a great Australian who served Australia throughout his adult life.  He was a remarkable man who I am proud to call a friend.
His contribution to public service began at age 16 when he arrived at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, where he graduated in Infantry. His military career took him to Malaya, Papua New Guinea, Borneo and Vietnam. It was during his tour of Vietnam that he was awarded the Military Cross.
His leadership and camaraderie allowed him to rise through the ranks, being made commanding officer of the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS), Major General and finally Assistant Chief of the General Staff Materiel.
From 1993, Major General Jeffery served as Western Australia’s 27th Governor.
Ten years later, he was sworn in as Australia’s 24th Governor-General; an office he fulfilled with distinction and honour.
In retirement, as Australia’s first National Soils Advocate, he was an ardent advocate of conserving and improving the land.
Major General Jeffery left an impressive legacy. He will be remembered both for his many achievements, and as a man of faith, integrity, decency and warmth.
On behalf of the Australian people, I express my deep gratitude for one of Australia’s finest leaders and most devoted servants.
Jenny and I offer our heartfelt condolences to his beloved wife Marlena, to their children and extended family.

Vale Milton Lay: Milton passed away on the 18 NOV 2020. Helen and the family are to have a private cremation ceremony. With the possibility of a celebration of Milton's life at a date and venue TBA 

Vale SGT Derrill de Heer,  12/10/43 to 29 Sept 2020;  who served with 8RAR & 1 Psy Ops in 1969/70 and with 4RAR in 1971.  He also worked on Operation Wandering Souls for many years. 
Last Post Gary Byrne (D) Coy Vietnam Passed away on 12 AUG 2020
Funeral Details TBA

Vale Laurie "Stomper" Blair ( 8 RAR Malaysia member) passed away at 8.00 pm on the 16JULY2020. Please spread the word

Vale David Rankine Soldier and Friend too many Veterans.
 But owing to Covid-19 Restrictions on numbers Veterans wishing to attend are requested to notify Len Thompson  via
Email : lenthompson3@bigpond.com

A Tribute from George Mansford AM BRIG (RTD)

VALE Colonel David Rankine MC, MID;VCOG
David was a very popular and effective military officer and an outstanding citizen.
It is true to say that in any season of life, to achieve unity, good will, sense of purpose, tolerance and wisdom will require very strong leadership.   
David was such a proven leader for any season. His love of country and pursuit of his dreams for tomorrow was beyond question.
He was an outstanding warrior in war and held in high regard by those he commanded, as well as being a very much respected citizen in his community.
Oh for a thousand David Rankine’s in our troubled society.
George Mansford AM, Brigadier (rtd)

                        A Warrior's Farewell
            Go now and travel beyond the void
            Seek the green column and when you meet
            See once more those smiling faces
            Hear again laughter and sounds of marching feet
            No more the visions of the bloody past
            Gone are the nightmares and lingering pain
            Soon you will be home at long, long last
            United with fallen comrades once again
            And when the final roll is called
            Another page of history complete
            Rest with brave spirits such as they
            In a camp where you will find peaceful sleep
            Go swiftly now and seek your past
            Your duty done for all to tell
            With pride of who and what you were
            And now we bid you a fond farewell
                     (George Mansford ©December 2007)


 Vale to our 8RAR family members who have passed away in the last few months

312589 Raymond James Clark  served in Malaysia in A Coy 8RAR

1410869 Gordon Raymond STEPHENSEN born on 20 November 1945 and served with Admin Coy 8RAR in Malaysia
Raymond John “Blue” Parnell Malaysia           
Robert “Bob” Julian Davis
Nick Andropof (Sp. Coy) Vietnam
Robert “Bob” Dent (B) Coy Vietnam

Kevin “Pedro” Perandis (B Coy) Vietnam

VALE:  Dudley (Bob) Venables, last Saturday, 27th June.
Ex 1 RAR Feb-Jun '66, 6 RAR Jun '66-Feb '67 and 8 RAR Nov '69 - Nov '70.

VALE: 38080 BALL, George Graham.
15 February 1945 - 20 February 2020.


Graham served as the Section 2IC in 5 Section, 8 Platoon, C Company 5RAR on the Battalion’s first deployment to South Vietnam. He arrived in country on 28 April 1966 and returned to Australia with the Advance Party on 3 March 1967. Graham then transferred to SPT COY 8 RAR and re-deployed to Vietnam from 18 November 1969 to 5 November 1970 having attained the rank of Sergeant.

VALE: Allan McNaught passed away this morning after a gallant battle with cancer.  Allan served with B Company 8 RAR in Malaysia.

Vale Barry Melville passed away on 25 April 2020
Barry has requested a Private Funeral.

VALE: Ian Tims B COY Malaya Passed away in Burra SA @
1AM on 7th April 2020. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the Funeral is to be private

VALE: David Batty A COY passed away 
10 MAR 2020 Dave will be buried in Warracknabeal
CementaryIn Victoria 16th MAR 2020 @ 11am.

VALE: Col JO Langtry DCM
I am writing as a courtesy to inform you as President of 8 RAR Association of the death of my father, the battalion’s first CO, this morning 21 FEB 2020.
It was Jol’s wish that his funeral should not be a military one. However, anyone from the 8 RAR family would be welcome to attend the private ceremony Details To Be Advised


VALE: RSM ARMY( RTD)-- Kevin (Lofty) Wendt OAM BEM
Has passed away after a battle with ill health.
Lofty served as a PLT SGT in A COY 8 RAR in Malaya and Vietnam
He was RSM 8/9; Twice RSM Infantry Centre; RSM OCS and finally RSM ARMY  
 His funeral will be at Biggenden Show Hall on Friday, 7th February 2020, commencing at 11 am, followed by an interment at the Degilbo Lawn Cemetery.
“Gone Fishing”
Due to the anticipated large numbers of attendees at Lofty’s service, it would be appreciated for those people who wish to be seated, to bring their own folding chair, as there will be limited seating available.  Portable shades will be provided.

 8/9 RAR Association may be putting on a bus to go up there if there is enough interest. Email: Greg Decker Secretary RAR (Qld) secretary.rarassociationqld@gmail.com if you are interested.


 Major Kevin Dunnicliffe OAM passed away on the 7 December. His funeral is on Monday at St. Nicholas Myra Catholic Church 326 High Street Penrith. At this stage, I believe the cause of death was dreaded cancer.
He was WO2 Admin Coy during our tour of Vietnam

VALE: Alan Charles Norcott
 Alan passed away at 5pm Tuesday 3
rd December in Palliative Care at Childers Hospital.
Alan’s funeral is to be held at 1000hrs on Thursday 12 December 2019. The Chapel is located at Branyan Gardens, Cummins Road, Bundaberg. 
Veterans, family and friends attending are requested to be at the Chapel no later than 0930hrs

Medals may be worn.
Queries regarding directions to the Chapel may be sought from the Funeral Director, Stacey Compton via Telephone Number 41534577.
For further general information, members may contact me via this Page Vic (Pop) Burgess. Ex 8RAR & 8/9RAR


His funeral service is@10.30am
on 14 AUG 19@
St Leonard's Willoughby  Rd
Naremburn NSW
Contact Person is Chris Johnston

2 December 1935 - 16 May 2019
We have been informed that PTE Brian ‘Dada’ Aitken died on Thursday 16TH May, while he was holidaying in the Philippines.
Brian deployed to South Vietnam aboard HMAS Sydney as a member of Transport Platoon, Administration Company, 5 RAR where he served for the full 1966-67 Tour.
Later joining 8 RAR which included a tour of Malaysia.  In November 1969 Brian returned to South Vietnam as a member of 8 RAR, serving in-country for a further 12 months with the rank of Corporal.

 VALE: Dennis Hill (Padre) Deceased in early 2019. Dennis was a member of the
8 RAR Band and served in Malaysia

VALE: Norm Smith 8 RAR Support COY. Anti- Tank PLT: Tracker Dog Handler Malaysia, one of Billy Hoban’s boys) and a high profile Aussie Rules player.
Norm’s funeral is planned for 1030 on 1 March 2019 at the Norwood Park Crematorium, 65 Sandford Street, Mitchell ACT.

VALE: Major Vincent Murphy passed away in the Bunbury W.A.SJOG Hospital at 0230 hrs this morning 20 Dec 2019.
He served as a Platoon And Company Commander (Vietnam) with the RAR as well as AATTV and SASR.
He was SO2 OPS HQ W COMD on retirement.
Funeral is 1300hrs Thurs 27th of Dec at the Bunbury Crematoriam.
We hope to have
enough Veterans to provide a Guard of Honour.

VALE: Tom Weldon  (born 9/9/1942) passed away on 15th
October, 2018 at home after a three year battle with cancer. 
He served in Malaya and Vietnam.
He passed away at home after a three year battle with cancer.

VALE: 215887 Carey Thomas JOHNSON passed away on
Monday 27th August 2018.
 Carey served with 1RAR in Vietnam 29.12.65 til 4.6.66, he was then posted to 6RAR and was WIA at the Battle of Long Tan. Returned to Australia 5.11.66.
 He did a second tour with 8RAR 17.11.69 til 16.7.70 in B COY
Funeral details TBA

Vale Richard Young from Lyndoch SA. Richard passed away on Saturday 04 AUG2018. He served with A COY 8 RAR Australia and Vietnam between 17/11/69 and 1/05/70.  

VALE: 4721198, David John JONES of Naracoorte South Australia passed away on 24th July 2018. He served with 1 A.R.U. from 28/5/1970 to 17/6/1970 and then with 8 Battalion  from 18/6/1970 until 10/11/1970 with 6 Platoon B Company.

   Davids funeral details are :-   When-1400 hour Thursday 2 August 2018

 Location     Mt. Gambier Crematorium Complex
                   Grant Avenu Mt. Gambier.

Our thoughts are with his family.

VALE: Trevor Douglas PHILLIPS.  Trevor died in the Mary Potter Hospice here in Adelaide yesterday (25/7/18) evening.  He had been battling cancer and he is now at peace.
Our thoughts and condolences go to Heather and family.
Trevor was with the CMF and served as an observer in Vietnam with 8 Battalion in April 1970.

VALE: Maj M.C.Peck (RTD) OC D COY Vietnam.
Passed away in December2017.
At Mals request he had a quiet family funeral and our thoughts go out to his family.

VALE: Edward Hall (Scruff) passed away 12/7/18
The funeral will be on 21/07/18 Details TBA. Scruff served in B COY in Vietnam 


VALE: Brian Hales (Otis)  after a long battle with cancer Brian passed away yesterday Sunday 24th at 1140 hours
Funeral Details TBA

VALE: Tony Jucha 2nd LT BCOY Malaysia/Vietnam passed away on the afternoon of Sunday 17June2018.
Members of the extended 8 RAR family were amongst the hundreds to farewell our first 8 RAR Association President, MAJ ( RETD) Wlodzimierz Anthony Jucha (Tony) at his funeral on Friday 22 JUN 2018.

VALE: 14699 Donald John Juillerat passed away on Tuesday night12 JUN 2018. Don served in Vietnam with 1RAR 65-66 & 8 RAR 68-69.
Don was the CSM of D COY 8 RAR
Don’s funeral will be conducted by Newhaven Funerals on Friday
22nd June at 10:00am at Memorial Park, 21 Quinns Hill Road,
West Stapylton, QLD.


VALE: 56013 Carl Andrew "Race" Ranson died on Anzac Day 2018.
His military service included 1st Aust Reinforcement Unit Vietnam
D COY 8 RAR Vietnam- 1 RAR Singapore.
His Funeral Service details are - Thursday 3rd May 2018 at

James Murray Funeral Chapel, 44 Blackall Street, Broadmeadow at 11.30am.


VALE: Cyril Doll served in B COY Vietnam with 8 RAR died in the evening of 26/11/2017
Dolly's service will be next Monday the 4th of December at the Nelson Brothers Funeral Home at Koroit Creek Road Williamstown (a suburb of Melbourne) at 10.30 am DST.

VALE: It is with a sad heart that I announce the passing of that Old War Horse Major Phil Pritchard. His widow Margaret advised me today, that Phil passed away 20 Oct and was buried in private according to his wishes, at St Albans Chapel, Kooyan TAS.

 VALE: 15725 Ronald (Ron) Organ passed away on Sunday morning 29 October 2017 at age 78 in the Holy Spirit Hospital in Brisbane.

Vale: 216699 Neville Paxton Funeral Notice TBA 

Vale: Noel O'Brien 
Noel's Funeral is to be held on Monday 17 July
Time: 0930 (viewing at 0900)

Poppy: Caboolture RSL will do the poppy service

Vale: WO2 Dieter Juckel, the former PLSGT 3 Pl A Coy in SVN passed away peacefully on 8th June 2017 Aged 85 Years 

Terry 'Harry' Harris, sadly passed away quite suddenly (due to lung cancer) on Tuesday, 20 June 2017.  Harry served as a forward scout with 5 RAR on their first tour of Vietnam (1966-67), and he also served in Malaysia with 8 RAR (c. 1968-69).
His funeral will be held at:
White Lady Funerals
Cnr Cooper Street & Dalton Road
Epping  Victoria

10:00 AM  Monday, 26 June 2017

Vale 1735808 PTE John Kenneth James Barrett, A Coy 8 RAR
The Funeral Service for the late PTE John Kenneth James Barrett, formerly A Company 8 RAR  ,
(June to November 1970 in South Vietnam and in Australia until July 1971)
will be conducted at the West Chapel, Mt Thompson Crematorium,

329 Nursery Road, Holland Park, at 2pm on Tuesday 27 June 2017.

 Vale: Leigh Larter Support Company 8RAR Vietnam.
Details TBA

Vale: Dutchy Holland. In 1954 Dutchy served in 1 RAR and 3 RAR in the Korean War. In Vietnam he served in C Company 6 RAR in 1966-67 and 8 RAR in 1969-70. He also served in 8RAR Malaysia 1967-69.
Celebration of Dutchy’s life will be held on Monday 19 June at 1100hrs at the Blackbutt RSL and all his mates have been invited to attend.

A cremation will occur Monday 19 June at 1200 hrs at Toowoomba (Private Affair)

Death of Dieter Juckel Dieter passed away last Friday 9th June 2017. PLT SGT 3 PLT ACompany Vietnam. Funeral arrangements TBA.

Vale: PETER LAWRENCE CRUMP.( FREDDY) Peter's Funeral Service is to be held at the Chapel of Des Allen & Co Funerals, 7 Phoebe Crescent, BUNDABERG Queensland on
Friday 2 June 2017 commencing at 2.00 p.m.
4719246 Peter Lawrence CRUMP
DOB 8 December 1947
DOD 26 May 2017 at Bundaberg Hospital
Served in Malaya and Vietnam with C and D Coys, 8RAR


Gary Young 6 Platoon (B) Coy Passed away having suffered a heart attack on
26th April 2017.


219095 Robert John Wright SPT COY Vietnam 17 Nov 69 to 5 Nov 70 passed away in Bundaberg private hospital last sunday 19 Feb 2017 Details TBA


Late Notice for Bob Leverington.

Bob served the full tour of duty in Vietnam with 8RAR, in Support Company.
44583 Robert John (Bob) LEVERTON, born in Adelaide SA on 17/2/1948 and died in WA on 6/10/2016 at age 68.


Tito Di Giovanni passed away on 13 January 2017 after a long fight with illness

His service and cremation are to be held at Pinaroo Valley Chapel & Crematorium(the larger one) @ 3PM Friday 20th JAN 2017.
Veterans please wear medals and coat & tie. Condolences to Joan Di Giovanni- 17 Joslin Place- Duncraig- WA- 6023

At Tito's request a wake will be held at the same address  

Anthony ( Tony) Marshall 219147 ARU and ACOY 8RAR South Vietnam New Zealander in Australian Army.
Tonyl passed away on Monday as a result of a heart attack while playing golf. Funeral is next Tuesday 17 January

at Ann Wilson Funeral Home Cnr Barrenjoey Rd and Darnley Street Mona Vale at 12 .00 pm

Mal Pascoe had passed away after a protracted illness. Mal had served with 8 RAR in SVN and later in C Coy 8/9 RAR at Enoggera. His memorial Service will. be held at St Margaret's Anglican Church, 58 Rainbow Street, SANDGATE QLD 4017 on Monday 9 January 2017 commencing at 1100 hrs. Medals to be worn please.
 If you wish, afterwards at The Full Moon Hotel, 118 Eagle Terrace, SANDGATE QLD 4017.

Sadly Cliff ( Cliffy) Grant has passed away. He served with 8 RAR in SPT COY:  Pioneer PLT in Malaya. Then as Pioneer SGT in Vietnam.His Memorial Service: 

Service is to be held at 1000 hrs on Friday 23 Dec 16 at Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, 329 Nursery Rd  Holland Park’

Medals are be worn please. 


Just been told this am 11thAug 2016 that COLIN FLECTHER 1pl Acoy then CHQ  8RAR  passed away last night.

Details TBA


·         3795222 Robert Stephen CURTIS  passed away on 27 April 2015 aged 66. He was found deceased beside his car at Barham in south-western NSW on 27 April 2015. It is believed he may have been deceased for a couple of days, however, the Coroner declared the date of death as 27 April 2015. Rob lived alone, it is thought that the symptoms occurred while eating his breakfast and he tried to drive to obtain help. Rob served in Vietnam with 1ARU from 1/10/1969 to 28/10/1969, 5RAR from 29/10/1969 to 9/2/1970, and with Admin Coy 8RAR from 10/2/1970 to 1/10/1970. Rob's Funeral Service was held at the Renowden Chapel in SPRINGVALE, Melbourne on 7 May 2015.


         213399 Lachlan Brian Claude SCOWCROFT  passed away on 27th February 2016 aged 78 years . Lochie served with B Coy 8RAR in Malaysia before being transferred to  AATTV.  Lochie served as a WO2 in South Vietnam with AATTV from27th August 1969 to 9 Sep 69 5th SFGA Combat Orientation Course, Nha Trang, then Sep – Oct 69 as platoon commander, 5th SFGA, 2 MSF, Pleiku.  Nov 69 – Mar 70, Training Coy, 2 MSF Pleiku. Apr 70 replaced Pettit AATTV, who was killed in action in the Battle of Dak Seang.  Wounded in action on 7  Apr 70, Dak Seang and medevac to Australia.  In addition to the unit citations awarded to AATTV, Lochie was also awarded the US Valorous Unit Award for action in the Battle of Dak Seang.
Lochie was also awarded in 2002 the US Bronze Star for Valor (with 'V' Device) for his part in the battle.
His Funeral Service was held on 3 March 2016 at Broule on the South Coast of NSW.

38292 Cpl Leonard Sydney "Mick" Michalowsky Vietnam 1RAR 1965/66 and 8RAR 1969/70 also Malaysia 8RAR
passed away 14 July 2016.
Funeral Service Queen of Peace Catholic Church
cnr of Everingham Road and Queen Street Altona Meadows (Mel Ref 208, F J 1)
On Thursday (July 21st)  at 11 am.
I have been advised that Altona RSL  will conduct the RSL service.


Keith Stockdale passed away on 20 May this year and his Funeral Service was held on 31 May 2016 in Hervey Bay. He had suffered for some time from cancer and passed away in St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay.
         39566 Keith Frederick STOCKDALE, born in England on 24 June 1950 and died on 20 May 2016 at age 65
         Keith served in 12PL D Coy with 8RAR in Malaysia and Vietnam;

         Keith also served in Vietnam with 7RAR - 22 May 1970 to 18 June 1970;


219079 Jim (Hook) Blake
Our old friend & colleague, Hook, lost his long battle  & passed away at 1155 hours on 25/ FEB/2016.
Alan (Buck) Peters
has passed away at 1430 hrs 29/01/2016. 
 He was a member of the 161 RNZA FO party attached to
D Coy in Vietnam.  He later migrated from NZ to Queensland.  
His funeral is 5 February at 1100hrs in the Centenary Memorial Gardens (353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner Queensland 4074)
Georgie Doolan (A) Coy Malaysia
  Passed away in Cairns on 28 April 2015.
Sydney "Noel, Nibbles" SPT COY Vietnam
 Passed away in early December. A Celebration of
Noel's Life, was held at Traditional Funerals Chapel, in
Burpengary, on Tuesday, 15th December, 2015.
Dary Deckert (A) Coy Malaysia
Passed away and a service was held at the
Nhill Community Memorial
Centre on 7th Jan 2015.
Maj. Len Boswell, was a Reserve Officer (41st Bn) who
spent a short visit with 8 RAR between 28/5/70 and 11/6/70
in Vietnam

Trevor Frank Hagen-Passing.
15254 Trevor Frank Hagan OAM passed away very suddenly from a massive heart attack on Thursday night 12 November 2015 at age 76. Trevor served in Vietnam with 1RAR 1/6/65 to 11/6/66, in Malaysia with 8RAR 1967 to 1969 and a second tour of Vietnam with 8RAR 17/11/69 to 12/11/70. During his service with 8RAR, Trevor was the Platoon Sergeant of 7 Platoon Charlie Company.  
 Dallas Williams (D Coy Malaysia).  Dallas passed after complications at a Toowoomba respite facility on Friday 6 Nov 15.

Barry Passlow, died Fri 23 Oct 2015 after battle with cancer.
His funeral service was held at Wed 4th Oct. 2015 at the Nowra Shoalhaven Crematorium "Pazz" as he was known, was a 5th intake Nasho,  A Coy, 8 RAR, 1966-1968, he was with us in Malaysia.  

Peter Lauder MC passed away on the 21OCT 2015.
The funeral will be held in St Augustine’s Church on Charlton Street: Hamilton. At 10 am on 30th OCT 2015
Tank has spoken to Brad Lauder and he has made his Dad’s wishes known. 
There will be no Poppy Service. Peter only wanted members of his old Platoon (9PL), his Vets Gym Group and those Veterans that he knew well to attend his final farewell.  You will would appreciate that this will also assist in freeing up space in St Augustine’s Church for family and friends. 

The bearer party will be provided by the Lauder family 

A grey 8 sash will be provided by the Association and later presented to the family.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Icon Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

The funeral will be followed by cremation with the wake being held at the Royal Queensland Golf Club.

Laurie Bovey, D Coy Malaysia passed away at 6.00 am on 12th OCT 2015 in Townsville
The family address is 322 Pinnacle Drive RASMUSSEN Qld 4815 should you wish to send any condolences. 
Funeral TBA

Russell Adams passed away at 3am 22 JUL 2015. Russell

served in C Coy 8 RAR during the tour of Malaysia 1977-79. Russell's funeral is on Wednesday 29th @11 am At Swift Creek it will be a Graveside Service

Terry Woodward SPT Coy Malaysia passed away July 2015

Passing of Ian Fenner B Coy 8 RAR SVN
Details TBA

Captain Lloyd Cooper Sig PLT  in Malaya

1731556 Pte Rodney 'Beastie' Bryant,  age 69yrs, passed away on Thursday 6th Nov 2014 at Townsville Hospital, after 12
month battle with cancer.
Robert Hannah has passed away after a long battle with Cancer.
 The Funeral will be held at 1000hrs on Friday 22 August at the West Chapel of Mt Thompson Crematorium located at 329 Nursery Road, Holland Park.  Bob served with B Company 9 RAR in SVN, 8 RAR, 8/9 RAR and 6 RAR
6709365 Phillip Leslie Lee A/tank Pl. has passed away in Tasmania during the evening 14 JUL 2014.

1731847 Dennis Sawatzki passed away 12 July 2014. served with
ADMIN/D COY 8RAR in Malaysia Funeral arrangements
Pinnaroo Crematorium Chapel
Graham Road
Bridgeman Downs
Friday 18th July at 12.30 pm

 Jim Keogh A & ADMIN COY'S passed away last Sunday 13 July after a
12 month battle with cancer.

LT COL ( RETD) Max Mules passed away suddenly. He was a founding member and OC Admin Coy. 

 Dan ‘Doc’ Casey 1PLT A COY passed away this morning                        SAT 14th JUNE 2014

Paul Thomas James Edmonds.
Passed away 0n 4th MAR 2013 in Chile
 Served in Vietnam with 8RAR from the 30th of July 1970 to the 3rd of October 1970.
Ron West passed away Thurs 27 FEB 2013 @ 6 pm.  
Ron’s funeral will be held @ 2 pm on Wednesday 5 March at the Hills Church, 79 Queens Road Everton Hills.   

From Len Thompson
Pieter Koster passed away on 4 January 2013. I am dismayed because his death happened over one year ago and this is the first time I have become aware. I received this morning a letter dated 11 February 2014 from the Hobart office of the Public Trustee advising of Pieter’s passing and requesting he be taken off our “mailing list”. 

Neil Joseph Johnson Admin COY 8 RAR Vietnam has Passed Away
it was reported in the Victorian RSL Magazine by the
Lakes Entrance RSL

John (Hero) Herren
If you aren't aware, sadly John's life support was turned off and he has passed on and his funeral is being held on the Gold Coast this Friday at 10 am.

Mick Graham Transport Platoon Malaysia passed away late Friday night, 8th November. 
Rod Scutter ex B Company Vietnam passed away on 31 Oct 2013
His Funeral Service will be held at 10.30 am on Monday 11 November 2013 at Partridge House, 38 Partridge St, Glenelg SA 5045. Parking is available in Penzance Street at Glenelg.
Just had a call from Col Neave’s widow Claudette. She told me Col had passed away in May 2013 

 John Roseberry:
John served with  8  RAR  in Vietnam from 19/11/1969 to 13/08/1970. For a period of time, he was the CO's driver in BHQ and later went to A Company.

 Death and funeral details of Ron (Shorty) Aslan, C Coy 6 RAR Vietnam 1966-67, 8 RAR Vietnam 1969-70
PTE Jeff Rowbotham 'D' Coy 8 RAR, Passed Away Thursday 23 May 3013
After a long battle with Cancer. 

 Wayne Batze. 6 Section 2PL A COY Passed Away in Townsville Hospital On Friday 10th MAY 2013



V16376, VX146917, 5400043, 52516

19 Australian Infantry Training Battalion
2/33 Australian Infantry Battalion
29/46 Australian Infantry Battalion
BCOF Base Ordnance Depot (Japan)

8 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (Staff Sergeant)
Vietnam: 19/11/1969 to 07/11/1970 and
Malaya 1967-69.

2 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
3 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
9 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
8/9 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Age: 87+ years

George passed away peacefully in his sleep on the afternoon of 17 April.

CEDRIC MUGRIDGE aka Mugys 3 (1st Tour), 9,8, &8/9 RAR 10 IRC
Passed away 7 FEB 2013 

 5716512 Terry Alan JONES, 8 RAR passed away
away Wednesday 23 Jan 13 at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
His funeral will be at Moe
Cemetery, Victoria 1.00 pm Tuesday 29 Jan 13. Dennis MOSS 8 RAR will be attending

"The Larger Than Life"
Chris Tredaway Passed Away on the evening of
16 DEC 2012.
Funeral Details: 1030 hrs Friday 21 December 2012
Boonah Uniting Church
12 Macquarie Street

Robert"Jock" Stirling
8RAR during Vietnam and Malaysia 1967 – 1970. He sadly passed away on Friday the 5th of October 2012. His funeral will be held at Traditional Funerals Morayfield Road Burpengary Thursday 11 October at 1:30pm.

Thurs 13th September 2012
 Jock Jamison Delta Company 8RAR Vietnam
Passed Away

Ken Sleep SPT COY Vietnam passed away on Friday 17 August 2012.



“Well done thou good and faithful friends.”