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


Death and Funeral Notice Brendan McIntyre – RAA

We have received advice about the death recently of ex-WO1 Brendan (Boof) McIntyre. No service details are available, however, his funeral details are as follows:


Date: Friday 12 Aug

Loc: St John Vianney Catholic Church,

87 Namatjira Drive, Waramanga ACT 2611

Timings: TBC…Planning either 1000h or 1100h.

Medals may be worn.

Full Mass, service including Eulogies will take approx 1hr

No Pallbearers are required.

Photos will be displayed in a slide show at the wake only.

Wake: Canberra Irish Club,

6 Parkinson St, Weston, ACT 2611


RIP Brendan McIntyre


Peter Bruce, OAM

Obituary Resource Officer


Funeral notice for Scott Alderton – RAA

Funeral notice for Scott Alderton.

The funeral for Scotty will be held at The Lilydale Memorial Park Crematorium located at 126-128 Victoria Road Lilydale Victoria 3140.

The service will start at 3.30 pm on August 9th

The funeral will be webcast to those not able to attend.

A wake will follow the service for those who wish to attend.

R.I.P Scotty.

Peter Bruce, OAM

Obituary Resource Officer


Vale 3795566 John Douglas McIntosh – RAInf

20 Nov 1948 – 4 Aug 2022

Sadly, I have been advised that John passed away on the 4th of August in Newcastle NSW. He served in Vietnam with 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit 01 Oct 69 – 27 Jan 70 and HQ, 1 ALSG 28 Jan 70 – 1 Oct 1970. John was a great man who will be sadly missed.

Funeral Arrangements: Colin Dennis Cochrane – RNZE

A Commemoration of Col’s life will be held at Beerwah Cemetery 300 Roy’s Road, BEERWAH on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 12:30pm.

On completion of the service, you’re invited to join Col’s family at Cliff & Kaylene House 6 Hibiscus Avenue, Beerburrum for food and drinks to celebrate Colin’s life.

Memorial Service Colin Laurence (Col) Parkin – RAA

A memorial service for the late Col Parkin will be held on Saturday 13 August at 2.00pm at Mudjimba RSL Sub Branch, 43 Cottonwood St, Mudjimba, Qld., August 2022 at Mudjimba RSL Sub Branch, 43 Cottonwood St, Mudjimba, Qld.

Kind regards

Peter Bruce, OAM

Obituary Resource Officer