218527 RICHARD ALAN ‘BARNEY’ BIGWOOD – 1RAR & 4RAR
With great sadness, I have been informed by Tony Mullavey, President of the Vietnam Veterans of Australia, St Marys Sub-Branch, NSW, that our infantry comrade and mate passed away peacefully at 4:35 am Sunday morning.
Barney battled the ravages of prostate cancer valiantly for several years, finally succumbing to this dreadful disease early yesterday morning, following his very recent admission to palliative care.
With COVID-19 funeral gathering restrictions only allowing a maximum of 10 people, has prompted Tony to perhaps otherwise organise a celebration of his life. The terms of this celebration will be advised at a date to be determined.