Vale: 1410793 Frank Gulyas – 105 Fd Bty – First Tour

We have received advice of the death on Monday morning, 18 April 2022, of Frank Gulyas. Frank served with 105 Field Battery in Vietnam from September 1965 until June 1966. He stayed on in Vietnam with 1st Field Regiment until September 1966 to complete his 12-month tour. He was 82. No other details are available at this stage.

RIP Frank Gulyas

Peter Bruce

Obituary Resource Officer


[email protected]

0419 349 317

Vale: John Rossiter – RAA

Peter Lonergan has advised of the death this morning (20 April 2022) of John Rossiter. John served most of his CMF/Ares career with 41 Battery on the Gold Coast and some time with 5/11 Field Regiment in Brisbane. In the late ‘60s John was Battery Captain of 41 Battery. We believe he also served with 7 Field Regiment in Sydney when he was there for civil employment. John had suffered from dementia and spent his last few years in a dementia facility. John was a knowledgeable officer who related well to the men he commanded.

Vale: Hector Korston – RAA

Geoff Laurie, President of the RAA Association of South Australia has advised of the death on 4 April 2022 of a long-serving South Australian Gunner, WO2 Hector KORSTEN, aged 91 years. His funeral service is being held on Fri 22 April, and is being live-streamed. Geoff advised that Hector was born in South Africa, and served in the Cape Field Artillery, reaching the rank of WO2, before emigrating to South Australia in the early 1960’s; enlisting in 13 Fd Regt as a Gunner, he soon rose to the rank of WO2 again. His experience and willingness to pass it on to other members was highly respected over many years, and his charismatic manner endeared him to all he served with. He was a long-serving member of the RAA Assoc of SA Committee. He sadly battled a long illness over the past few years, and he will be sadly missed.

RIP Hector Korsten


Peter Bruce

Obituary Resource Officer


Sadly, Paul Tyler has let us know that Raymond Leslie PADDON-JONES’s funeral was held at the Yeppoon Cemetery at 10am Monday 11 April 2022.  Raymond served with 1 RAR April to June 1966, then 6 RAR June 1966 to April 1967.

No other information is available.

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


Vale: 213865 Roy Savage – 7RAR both tours

I regret to inform you of the death of Roy (Doc) Savage, OAM, MM at Yeppoon, Queensland.  Doc died suddenly on the 7th of April and was 78

Funeral Details:
Finlayson and McKenzie Funeral Directors
Grade side service
11:00 Wed 20 April, 2022
at Yeppoon Cemetery

If you can attend the funeral could you indicate same on Doc’s Facebook page to help with catering for the Wake.

Dress: coat and medals

Kev Gillett


Funeral – Marko ‘Kiwi’ Gibbons

As many of you will be aware, Marko ‘Kiwi’ Gibbons passed away last Wednesday, 6 April.

Please be advised details for Kiwi’s funeral are as follows:

The Gap Sub-Branch is to conduct the Poppy Service, which is to be held Tuesday 19 April, 1030hrs, Garden Chapel, Albany Creek Crematorium.

Medals are to be worn.

Douglas Clendinen


The Gap RSL Sub-Branch

0499 560 957



Vale: 18497 Leonard Francis Battley

Sadly I need to advise you of the death of Len Battley last Monday night (11/4) due to a massive heart attack in Brisbane.
Len served with 1 RAR on their first tour of SVN and was RTA after being WIA. He transferred out of RA Inf into RAASC until its disbandment then into RAAOC until his discharge from the ARA at Enoggera as the Chief Clerk of 1 Div under then Gen Peter Arnison. He then transferred to the ARes.
I go back over 40 years as both a friend and work colleague in civvy street in the ARes until we were discharged in 1999.
He also was a member of the Greenbank RSL and will be sorely missed in Brisbane on Anzac Day.
Bob Shiels

VALE 34349 Private John Fry – 2RAR

John Fry, President of Assoc. of QLD Korea Veterans 2012-2019
18 November 1933 – 25 March 2022
John Served in Korean War with 2RAR.
He served as president of Assoc of QLD Korea Veterans for nearly 10 years until his doctor ordered him to stop.
John moved from Gold Coast to Mackay a few months ago to be closer to families.
Now John will be resting in Peace overlooking the morning sunrise in Gold Coast as his plan made many many years ago.
Gravesite Funeral service:
11:00 on 11/4/2022 (Monday),
Mudgeeraba Cemetery
307 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213