16567 Sgt Ronald (Ron) Meredith – RAE

Ron Meredith passed away on the 11th January as the result of a heart attack.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Condolences to his Daughter Christine, the family and friends, he is at peace and no doubt exchanging stories with old comrade’s past

I thank the Qld Sappers Assoc, Jethro Thompson and Ron’s daughter for passing on the sad news.

 

54548 Francis Adrian Roberts MG MID OAM – 1APC SQN

Francis Adrian Roberts MG MID OAM died on 29 December 2021 in Canberra. He was awarded his honours as a result of the Battle of Long Tan.

Adrian lead the APCs of 1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron to the battle site on the day

 

A Service is currently set to commence at 1pm on Friday 28 January at Holy Trinity church Strangways Street Curtin ACT followed by the interment at the Woden Cemetery.

For anyone in Western Australia a function room has been booked at the Duxton Hotel 1 St Georges Terrace Perth where the service and interment will be projected onto large screens, and this will be followed by refreshments and the opportunity to raise a glass. Adrian’s family are all from WA and all are welcome to celebrate his life. FYI – There are no current gathering restrictions in WA

The room will be opened at 9am WA time and all guests are required to show proof of vaccination in accordance with WA requirements.

Funeral details – Adrian Roberts MG OAM

As previously advised, Adrian Roberts MG OAM, passed away on the 29th December 2021.

Adrian’s family has now advised that it is now hoped that Adrian’s funeral will occur on the 28th January 2022 at 1300hrs at Holy Trinity Church, 18-20 Theodore St, Curtin ACT.

This will be followed by the interment at Woden Cemetery.

As the COVID situation is constantly changing, the funeral and the interment will be live-streamed.  Connection details for this will be forwarded when known.

Medals may be worn.

 

POSTPONEMENT OF JOCK ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL SERVICE

Please see the following message from Eileen Armstrong

Given the uncertainty with the pandemic currently, the Armstrong family have decided to postpone Gordon Henry Armstrong’s memorial service until further notice.

We are of course incredibly disappointed but the health and safety of everyone is absolutely paramount, and it is the most responsible action at this time.

We look forward to connecting with you all sometime in the future and will be in touch for any future plans.

Wishing you a wonderful start to 2022, I’m sure dad did a little cheer to you all upstairs as we rang it in.

Love from Eileen, Diane and Jeanie xx

 

295998 Sapper Gregory LOVE – 32 Small Ship Sqn (AV 1353 Harry Chauvel)

It is with sadness that I pass on that 295998 Sapper Greg Love lost his battle with cancer on Christmas Eve 2021

Condolences to Greg’s Family and Friends at their loss; He will no doubt be mingling with his shipmates who have departed before him and many a tale of past exploits will be the order of the day.  Rest in peace Greg, we won’t forget you and your service to your country.

Bob Freeman

 

Gordon (Jock) Henry Armstrong

JOCK ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL POPPY SERVICE

From Eileen Armstrong… In loving memory of Gordon Henry Armstrong aka Jock, the Big Fella, Sensei, papa, brother and son, we welcome you to join us for a ‘Poppy Memorial Service’ as we raise a wee (or not so wee) dram and celebrate dads’ life.

The service will be held in Townsville on Saturday the 29th January 2022, at the Mecure Hotel, 166-194 Woolcock Street Service Rd, Townsville, at 11:30am.

For any current and past military servicemen/women, we encourage you to proudly wear your service medals, and for those who are partial to some tartan, to kilt up. We kindly ask that you arrive 15 minutes before the service, and please note, that we will do our best to stream this for the overseas contingency, so stay tuned. We look forward to seeing you and please do share this and help us get the word out.

Eileen, Diane and Jeanie xx

423223 Silvano Joseph “Joe” DA ROS, 12 Pl D Coy 3 RAR SVN 67 / 68 (and 9 RAR 68 / 69)

Joe died of Lung and Brain Cancer on 06 November 21 at home in Paradise SA. His daughter Debra requested that if anyone had photos of Joe In Uniform she would appreciate a copy as the family have not found any amongst his personal effects.

Copies can be sent to me, Dutchy Lensing, and I will get them to her. Call me on 0418 952 850 for Post or eMail directions.