Funeral Details Lesley Robert Herbert – RAA

Don Rae has advised that a funeral service for Les Herbert will be conducted at the Simplicity Funeral Chapel, 442 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park (Perth WA) on Wednesday 17.08.2022 at 10.00AM. Contact Simplicity Funerals (08) 9443 1666 for live stream link.

Kind regards


Peter Bruce, OAM

Obituary Resource Officer

VALE: 1733761 Neville Denis LEHFELDT, 6 RAR A COY MAY – JUL 1969

We received the following from Barry Francis:   Sadly, I need to advise of the passing of Neville Lehfeldt. Nev was a section commander with 2 Platoon A Coy on the second tour before being wounded and returned home. He passed away last night in a nursing home in Brisbane from COVID complications to his severe Dementia.

His funeral will be held at St Anthony’s Catholic Church Bracken Ridge on Monday, August 22nd, at 11.45am. RIP Nev.

Please join us in offering our deepest sympathy to those who will mourn the passing of a loved one.  Another 6 RAR family member, taken too soon.


Allan Whelan, Secretary

Vale 1733611 RICHARD JOHN IRONS – 6RAR 10Pl D Coy Feb 1968 to Sept 1969

It is my sad duty to advise Richard Irons aged 75, passed away Wednesday 10th August in the Mater Private Hospital, Rockhampton with family by his side. He had dealt with Cancer without fuss & a positive outlook since diagnosed last year. Wife Heather (Ex Nurse) & family have been a tower of strength for Richard during this time.

Richard (Dick) joined 6 RAR in February 1968, being one of over 90, of the 10th Intake National Service contingent, in the build-up for the Battalions 2nd tour of Vietnam.

Rod Chandler (MM) was 10 Pl Commander for most of Richard’s Townsville training & Vietnam service said, Dick showed leadership qualities early & eventually became 2IC in the Gun Group overseas. He was always a team player, well respected & loved & played an important part in 10 Pl.
His loyalty to all the Team was paramount to Dicks Character.  RIP DICK

Condolences cards etc can be forwarded to the immediate family: Wife Heather, Children: – Michael, Ruth, David & John at, Heather IRONS & Family, 377 Limestone Creek Road, Yeppoon Q 4703.

Richards Funeral will be held at 10am, Friday19 August 2022, at the Capricorn Coast Uniting Church, 17 Lorikeet Avenue, Yeppoon Q 4703, followed by a Cemetery Burial at Yeppoon.   Umbrellas or hats are recommended.

Heather & the Family wish to invite all to the Yeppoon Bowls Club after the Burial

Please join with us in offering our deepest sympathy to those who will mourn the passing of a loved one.  Another 6 RAR family member, taken too soon.


Allan Whelan, Secretary

Vale 43106 Robert James (Bob) Braid – RAA

8 Apr 1942 – 9 Aug 2022

We have received advice of the death on 9 August 2022 of Robert James Braid. Bob served in Vietnam with 104th Field Battery as a Gun Sergeant from May to December 1971. Bob was a South Australian but died in Cairns after apparently a long illness. No other details are available currently. Bob was 80.

RIP Robert James Braid

P J Bruce, OAM, JP


Vale Tony Ravesi – RAA

The RAA Association of South Australian have advised of the death on 28 July 2022 of Tony Ravesi. Tony undertook National Service training in the late 1950’s at Woodside as a member of the ‘artillery platoon’, and subsequently joined 13 Field Regiment at Keswick where he continued to serve for some time as a Gunner. In later years he joined the Association and, although suffering from ill-health for several years, made his best effort to attend the Gunner Dinner on several occasions. His funeral service will be held on Thursday 11th August at 10.30am, at St Patrick’s Church, 268 Grote St, Adelaide, followed by his burial at Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena.

RIP Tony Ravesi

Peter Bruce, OAM

Obituary Resource Officer



Coll Flatters has advised of the death on 26 July 2022 of Barry David Goddard. He was two days short of his 83rd birthday. Barry, better known to his Army mates as Ben, joined the Army through the Army Apprentices scheme back in 1955 and was a member of the 10th Intake. He was trained as a Vehicle Mechanic and served in 2 Base Workshop and 1 Company RAASC before being posted to 101 Field Battery Light Aid Detachment (LAD) in 1960 and then 103 Field Battery LAD at Terendak Camp near Malacca in Malaya. Barry was a very popular figure in both the sub-Branch and the community and will be sorely missed.

RIP Ben Goddard

Peter Bruce, OAM

Obituary Resource Officer


Vale 1400239 Henry (Harry) Thomas Pooley – 1RAR Korea

13 Nov 1930 – 5 Aug 2022

Harry Pooley passed away last Friday in Brisbane. He was a great First Battalion Korean veteran who for many years supported the 1RAR Association in Brisbane he will always be remembered. His funeral service will be held at 1000hrs 19th August at
George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals
Holland park chapel
42 Gaza Road Holland Park

Lest We Forget


Sadly we have been informed that Dennis Allan Spencer, a Long Tan Veteran, passed away on Saturday 6 Aug 22 in Brisbane.

Dennis’s funeral will be conducted by Anton Brown Funerals, 12pm (noon), Friday 12 August 2022 at the Centenary Memorial Gardens, 353 Wacol Station Rd, Sumner QLD.  Dress is Coat & Tie with medals.

Please join with us in offering our deepest sympathy to those who will mourn the passing of a loved one.  Another 6 RAR family member, taken too soon.


Allan Whelan, Secretary

Vale R63079 Russel William Boyce – Navy

Naval Air Mechanic Russel W. Boyce, late of Mount Magnet, WA, passed away on Saturday 7 August in Geraldton after a long illness.

Russel served on board HMAS Melbourne in 1965 and the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam from September 1968 to October 1969.

Funeral details to be advised.


Peter Munro

Secretary, York RSL Sub Branch