Vale: 1201055 David Roberts TURNBULL OAM – 3RAR & 4RAR

Please be advised that 1201055 David Roberts TURNBULL OAM Passed away in the evening of 15 May, 2022 in Hospital in Townsville, Qld, as a result of several years of a truly gutsy fight against several cancers life dished out to him. No one can say that Dave complained during his ordeal as he approached it with great courage. Funeral details to be advised.

Dave served in SVN with D Coy 3 RAR as a Corporal from 12 Dec 67 to 28 Nov 68 and 4 RAR from 13 May 71 to 18 Nov 71.

Your Duty is done, Dave. Stand down and Rest in Peace.




Funeral – Phil McLean

I regret to inform you of the death of Phil McLean. Phil died of cancer after a long illness on 1 May 2022.  He was a Pioneer on the 2nd Tour and was 74.

Funeral Details:
Wed 11 May 2022
Time   !400hrs
Where..Hemmant Crematorium
500 Hemmant – Tingalpa road
Hemmant  Qld 4158

Dress: Coat and medals

There will be a wake with details TBA

Kev Gillett


The funeral of the late L/Cpl Max Batson

The funeral of the late L/Cpl Max Batson formerly 5 Pl B Coy 4 RAR/NZ (Anzac) Bn will be held on Friday 6th May 2022.

Location: Tobin Bros Funerals St Albans 364 Main Rd West St Albans Vic.

Timings: 1300 (1pm for civilians)

RSL Service to be conducted by Altona RSL

Dress: Medals to be worn

Live streaming for the service is available and also for the next 12 mths go to: and type Batson into the search area.

Light refreshments will be available after the service.

Cards can be sent to Mrs Gayle Batson, 3 Benbury Court St Albans Vic 3021


The Kernel

VALE: BRIAN SELBY – President of the Malaya/Borneo Veterans Assoc SA/NT

It is with a heavy heart that we pay our respects to Brian Selby, President of the Malaya/Borneo Veterans Assoc SA/NT, a long-time supporter of Service Voices, and dear friend.  Brian passed away in the early hours of 15 April 2022.   Brian was one of the men of 111 LAA Bty who sailed aboard HMAS Sydney in 1964 bound for Malaya, and into what became a life-long fight to have service in that conflict recognised with a memorial in Canberra. 

Brian and his colleagues on board HMAS Sydney sailed that day under a threat from Indonesia to ‘sink the Sydney’! No families or friends to wave them goodbye!  Not even the skipper of the Sydney knew what their destination was until they were well out from Sydney Heads!

Vale: 365077 SSGT Peter Francis Voogt – RAE

I have received sad news from Jim Davis of the passing of a Sapper SSgt Peter Voogt. Jim’s message is below.

At times we tend to forget our Army Reservists who take on the added burden of serving their Nation, giving of their own

free time selflessly to be at the beck and call should the need arise to defend and die if needed for our country in times of peril.

SSgt Voogt was one of those who took up the additional role even though as a policeman he was already in service to the community.

To his family, fellow police comrades and friends, condolences are offered. May he rest in peace, his duty done.

My kindest regards at this sad time.

John Sahariv

Funeral Details 42072 Major Ernest William Snelling – AATTV

I now have confirmation of the livestream … link is for the Ern Snelling service at 11:00 on 3 May 22 at Gold Creek Chapel. The service will be followed by a 12-noon burial at Hall Cemetery. A wake will be held at 12:30 pm in The Catchpole Room at the Jamison Southern Cross Club. All are welcome to attend.

Warm Regards Stephen

Stephen Dunn, AM

Brigadier (Retd)

Vale: 2789523 Glenn Raymond Griffith – Tours with 4, 6, 7, RAR.

Glenn passed away yesterday 26/4 in Vung Tau.

Bill Laidlaw


1 Australian Reinforcement Unit 25 Nov 1968 18 Dec 1968
4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment 19 Dec 1968 28 May 1969
1 Australian Reinforcement Unit 04 Mar 1970 24 Mar 1970
6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment 25 Mar 1970 13 May 1970
7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment 14 May 1970 04 Mar 1971