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COMMANDO MEMORIAL ROLL
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REG ASHFORD (PASSED AWAY - 28 SEPTEMBER 2018)
QX23370
8th Independent Commando Company
Born 21.12.21
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JAMES WILLIAM BUCKLEY (PASSED AWAY - 15 DECEMBER 1980)
QX1084
2/3rd Independent Company
2/3rd Commando Squadron
27 January 1916 - 15 December 1980

On 22 October 1939 James William Buckley Serial Number QX 1084 enlisted in the 6th Division, 2nd AIF. After initial training Jim embarked with part of the 6th Division on 4 May 1940 on board the Queen Mary (designated HMTX1 in the convoy). This second convoy from Australia travelled to Great Britain, disembarking at Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland on the 17 June 1940.

Jim served in the 2nd /3rd Field Regiment where they took possession of the 25 pounder howitzers in England and continued their training at Tidworth, Hampshire, Southern England.

The 2nd /3rd Field Regiment fought in North Africa, including the capture of Tobruk. They embarked for service in Greece on 31 March 1941, and were the first Australian unit to engage with the German Army in Greece.

Jim ended up fighting in five rear guard actions in Greece and then was sent to Crete, disembarking on the 19 May 1941 assigned to the township of Rethymnon (Retimo). The family history is that Jim wasn’t keen on being captured and led twelve other men out of the town and they managed to get on a boat and made it back to Egypt.

Jim said he had been offered a non-commissioned rank to become part of a training team in NSW for new recruits on the 25 pounder guns. He decided against the role and on 17th July 1942 he marched into Independent (Commando) Company. On the 21st September 1942 Jim was posted to 8 Independent Company and marched out to Qld L of C area. On the 27th September 1942 he was transferred to 2nd /3rd Australian Independent Company arriving on the 28th September 1942.

On 19 January 1943 the company embarked in Townsville on the ‘Taroona’ an Australian ship that had been used for supplying ports in Tasmania. The company arrived at Port Moresby on the 21st January 1943. In “Nothing is Forever” Colonel. Ron Garland recounts that they were greeted at the port as though they were “Chocolate Soldiers”. They smiled, sworn to secrecy as to their unit, role and capabilities.

Originally to be placed with an American Army unit, orders changed when the Japanese made a move to capture Wau to take the runway and then to be able to direct aircraft against Port Moresby. The Japanese Army had advanced along the Black Cat Mine trail from the coast at Salamaua.

There were several aircraft taking the company into Wau. Jim recalled leaving the plane and proceeding directly to the airport perimeter to start fighting. After holding off the Japanese causing them to retreat the Company was ordered to pursue them back along the trail.

These days Trekking companies rate the trail’s difficulty as 8/10, compared to the Kokoda Trail as 6/10. The Company played a significant role in New Guinea. In the Official Histories, Gavin Long said that due to the way they operated the Japanese always thought they were facing superior numbers and as a result sent larger forces to match them. Long also made mention that orders sent from Australia presumed that the company was at their full fighting strength. However, losses for killed, wounded and illness meant that the company was never at a number close to their original strength.
In Jim’s own words in a letter sent to the Brisbane Telegraph for a series – “I was there”, he recalled the following:

I haven't a good memory for times or dates, but in checking back on old records I find these events which I describe below occurred at the end of April and early May in 1943.
In Mid-April a section of the 2/3 Independent Coy of which I was a member ambushed an escort of a supply line at 9 o’clock at night killing 20 Jap marines and in all 35 enemy were left dead on the track in the Salamaua area.

This was one of the preliminaries to an eventual attack on Bobdubi Ridge at the end of April by another section of the 2/3 Ind Coy. It was a surprise attack made with no loss of life to the Company but killing considerable number of Japanese both on Bobdubi Ridge and along the main track. The company then used the base for “12 glorious days of fun”.

With our small hard-hitting patrols striking regularly along a front of 15,000 yds the 2/3 kept the Jap in constant state of alarm. It was found in Japanese Intelligence reports later that they estimated that they were being attacked at Brigade strength and he reinforced his own patrols accordingly. Not only that but his native carriers “went bush” causing him to use his front line troops as carriers to supply ammunition and stores to his Mubo garrison which was being hard pressed by the 17th Brigade 2/5, 2/6 and 2/7 Battalions of the Sixth Division.

We held the Bobdubi Ridge for a fortnight in May until the Japs in desperation attacked us, about 50 or 60 troops, which was the effective strength of our Company at the time. The attack was made by 600 Jap troops under a Major General who was killed in the attack. After vicious all day battle we withdrew to Mission Village which was one of our forward bases after burying our dead of which there were four to the Japs seventy.

The Jap was obviously reluctant to pursue the company but next morning sent over a force of 40 or 50 dive bombers to bomb what he suspected was our hide-out. He repeated this again in the afternoon with the same negative results and thus ended this part of the programme.

AWM https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U56148 records state: The 2/3rd received high praises for its part in the Wau-Salamaua campaign, but it cost them heavily. Credited with having killed 969 Japanese, the 2/3rd suffered 65 battle fatalities and 119 wounded. Another 226 men were also evacuated for medical reasons. Only the meagre flow of reinforcements allowed the unit to continue. Indeed, by the time campaign was over, there were only 34 men were left from the original group that had landed in Wau.

Jim was one of those 34. After Salamaua the Company boarded the S. Hall Young an American Liberty Ship on the 4th October 1943 at Milne Bay to disembark at Cairns on 7th October 1943. From Cairns on the 8th October 1943 entrained for Atherton and arrived at the camp site at Wongabel, south of Atherton [Proud to be Third pg 12]. After receiving re-issue of clothing and equipment the unit departed for 24 days leave. [Proud to be Third pg 12].
During this leave period Jim was diagnosed with Malaria BT. He was in hospital and convalescence homes recovering from the illness.

On 22 August 1944 Jim was transferred to a new unit 3 A.A.O.D. Australian Advanced Ordnance Depot – Wallangarra – transferring goods from trains on the NSW gauge to trains on the Qld gauge at the border between the states.

Bibliography
AWM, Official Histories, Australia in the War 1939 – 1945 Series 1 - Army
AWM, https://www.awm.gov.au/.
Nothing is Forever, Colonel Ron Garland MC and Bar
Proud To Be Third, Darren Robins
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ALEXANDER IAN HAMPEL (PASSED AWAY - 10 MAY 2018)
VX62541
2/4th Commando Squadron
Born 10 July 1924

Ian Hampel enlisted for service at the Melbourne Town Hall in July 1941. In September 1942, he embarked for service in Timor with the 2/4th Australian Commando Squadron as a Private on the HMAS Voyager and served in Timor as a Bren gunner until the Squadron withdrew in January 1943.

During his time in Timor he was struck most by the loyalty of his fellow servicemen. Ian believes that it was the sense of deep co- operation and spirit of sharing that made the squadron such an effective guerilla group. It was this closeness that made losing a friend in action all the more difficult. Ian found it particularly hard to bury his friend Snowy Hourigan, who was killed during an aborted ambush. Snowy, who had recently lost his mother and brother, died in what appeared to Ian to be a suicidal last attempt to kill as many of the approaching enemy as he could. Ian and a few others created a makeshift grave for Snowy with the dirt on the track where he died.

Ian also saw overseas service in Milne Bay between August 1943 and March 1944. Discharged from the Army in June 1944, he joined the Royal Australian Air Force the next day as an aircrewtrainee, and spent the remainder of the war with the RAAF. Following discharge in October 1945, Ian trained as an Aeronautical Engineer through the Commonwealth Reconstruction Scheme. It was while working on a shipyard in Sweden in 1951 that he met his wife, and they had three children together. In his recreation time, Ian enjoys cross-country skiing, and still skis up to 10 kilometers at a time. As with many who served in Timor, Ian developed close relationships not only with the men of his squadron, but also with the local people. His greatest hope in returning to Timor is that he may meet up with some of the Timorese people who ensured the survival of the Australians who fought there.

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FREDERICK ALFRED OTWAY (PASSED AWAY - 3 APRIL 2018)
WX12171
2/2nd Independent Company & Z special unit
3 September 1920 - 3 April 2018

Born in Pingelly, W.A., Fred was an original member of the unit and served in No. 1 Section, A Platoon throughout the campaign in Portuguese Timor. He was promoted to Corporal before the end of the campaign. Deployed to New Guinea with the 2/2 in 1943, Fred left in June 1944 along with several other men to serve with the Z Special Unit, and after training, was based in Darwin. As a Sergeant, Fred participated in three Z Special operations to Portuguese Timor in mid-1945.

Post-war Fred undertook a government sponsored training course and qualified as a painter and decorator and worked in that trade for the Queensland Government until he retired. He was an active member of the Queensland branch of the Association, from the beginning to the end, and he and his wife Ellen participated in all the safaris and reunions, including the special trip back to Portuguese Timor for the opening of the Dare Memorial Pool and Resting Place in 1969. He was a regular correspondent to the ‘Courier’ and contributed several interesting articles related to his personal life, family history and wartime experiences. In August 2012 Fred along with Keith Hayes was invited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be a member of the Commemorative Mission Timor-Leste for the 70th Anniversary of the Timor Campaign.

The Committee extends its condolences to Fred Otway’s family, salutes his service to the nation during WWII and recognises his supportive involvement with the old Association from its beginning to the end.
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NORMAN ALEXANDER WALLACE (PASSED AWAY - 17 SEPTEMBER 2018)
VX71087
Z special unit
Born 19 Feb 1926

(Extract of euology delivered by Norman’s son)

In January 1942 the war in Europe had been going for over a year, the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbour a month earlier and were advancing rapidly down the Malayan peninsula and the Indonesian archipelago towards Australia. So on the 6th of January, dad and his mate Alby decided it was “as good a time as any” to join the army. They did this at Caulfield so as no one would recognise them. Dad forged one of his parent’s signatures, Alby did the other. He was 15 years 11 months old. He managed to convince the recruiting person that he was 19 ½ and was initially allocated to the infantry.

He told his father, who was in the infantry at Gallipoli, and he was very angry as you would expect and threatened to pull him out. But dad said he was going regardless but the one concession he gave to his father was to go to an artillery regiment as his father said the infantry was too dangerous.

Quite ironic considering that he ended up in Z special unit and was at one time training for a mission that would take him almost 3500km behind enemy lines.
He did basic training at Pukapunyal and then on to the 2 Field Engineer regiment, the 2nd/2nd field artillery. From there the army mixed them in with the 106th Anti Tank Regiment.

In the middle of 1943 the army asked for volunteers for the 1st Parachute Battalion which was being formed. Dad said yes. He was 17 years old. His parachute training was at Richmond in NSW. His instructor at the time told them that they were going to suffer later in life due to the physical demands placed on them due to the parachutes of the time and dad did suffer later.

In late 1943 the army asked a group of them if they wanted to volunteer for “something”. They didn’t say what. Once again dad said yes and was accepted into Z special unit. He was still 17 years old.

When I was in Borneo with dad in 2005 I asked him how he ended up in Z and his response in typical understated fashion was “I just kept saying yes”. Understated and matter of fact describes how he was whenever he was talking about his experiences in Z yet you were always in amazement at the things he did. A comment that sticks in my mind from the SBS documentary on Z from 5-6 years ago, which featured dad prominently, and it had grandchildren of Z men doing the same training. One of the grandchildren said “I never knew grand dad was such a badass”. Whilst not in those words, that describes perfectly how you reacted when dad was talking about the things he did in Z.

He was in the first group to go to Fraser Commando School which was situated on the escarpment above Mackenzie Jetty on Fraser Island and then later moved to a camp at Lake Mackenzie with a smaller group of Z men called the special raiding section.
There were all sorts of stories from his time at Fraser Island.

They trained a lot in folboats, a collapsible kayak, in the straights between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island and also on the ocean side which dad said”wasn’t nice as there were a lot of sharks and you could see the buggers”.

The group would run along the beach every morning from Mackenzie Jetty up to Kingfisher Bay and back. And every morning a shark would appear just offshore and follow them. When they got back to Mackenzie Jetty some of them would go for a swim, shark and all.
On one of their training marches they stopped for a break and dad sat down on top of a death adder. Luckily he didn’t get bitten.

They used to go fishing with hand grenades off the wreck of the Maheno on Eastern Beach.
He also trained in caves at Rockhampton where they had to crawl through ever decreasing size caves and get themselves out again. This was for a mission in New Guinea where they were going to hide in caves and harass the Japanese. That mission never eventuated.
They did parachute jumps into the water at Lake Mackenzie. We have a training video which ends with dad being a smart arse and bowing to the camera after a water jump for which he got into a lot of trouble.

He was then sent to Garden Island in WA to train for Operation RIMAU, the 2nd raid on Singapore Harbour. There he trained in the submersible canoes called sleeping beauties that were to be used for the operation. Dad recalled that he had “real trouble controlling the buggers”. Apparently he wasn’t alone with that. Whilst in training Dad cut his finger on coral which got infected and he missed 2 weeks of training. He was still one of the last to be cut from the final squad but fortunate to miss out as all of them ended up being killed.
He then went to Beaudesert in Queensland for further training which included learning to speak pigeon English. This was in preparation for going to New Guinea. They were based at Aitape near Wewak as part of a contingent of Z people who were to be selected for various missions. Whilst there, he narrowly missed selection for Operation COPPER to Muschu Island. For some reason his place was taken by another man who was the only one to survive that mission, another slice of luck.

He went out on the next mission to Vokeo Island, part of which was to look for survivors from the previous mission, which was uneventful with no contact with the Japanese. Back to Australia, and then to Morotai Island in the Halmahera group of islands in Indonesia in preparation for the next mission.

Around this time in Borneo the Japanese began moving POWs from the POW camp in Sandakan on the east coast to Ranau in the interior near Mt Kinabalu. The camp originally had 2500 POWs and 1100 were marched to Ranau. Many didn’t survive the cruel treatment of the journey or the camps at Ranau. The ones left at Sandakan didn’t survive. This episode has now become known as the Sandakan death marches. Dad’s next mission was to go into Borneo to locate and recover any escaped POWs from the Sandakan death marches. This was Operation AGAS III. He was 19 years old.

They parachuted into the Ranau region of Borneo on 18 August 1945. (Five Austers came to Ranau to extract the four POWs. The fifth was for the doctor. Each Auster could take only one passenger. The plane with Moxham crashed before it could take off, so Moxham went off in the doctor's plane. The doctor and the pilot of the crashed plane had to do the walk to Keningau. They were not impressed!)

The war had officially ended but not in Borneo. Seven of them parachuted in to meet up with two Z guys who were already on the ground. They had radio contact with the two but couldn’t see them and had no idea whether they had been compromised by the Japanese, but they went anyway. There were four Z operatives in dads plane, his best mate Lofty Hodges, Jack McNeil and Bluey Grinham the medical orderly, who had never parachuted before. The plane was a B24 bomber set up with a slide coming out of the belly of the plane just behind the bomb bay. As Bluey had never jumped before Dad, Lofty and Jack sandwiched him on the slide so as he had no choice but to go out with them.

There were nine of them in the group and a couple of thousand Japanese in and around the Ranau area at the time. Their job was not to engage with the Japanese but to recover POWs and in dads words a lot of those Japanese were vey angry. Dad’s initial role was to mind the doctor in the group “a bit of a nutter” and keep him under control as the doctor was more interested in fighting the Japanese than doctoring.

In one patrol they were warned of a Japanese patrol coming their way and they quickly dived into the jungle beside the track and not long after they passed, dad poked his head out to have a look, to which he got into trouble again.

I asked dad once what it was like getting around in the Ranau area, which is very mountainous, and he said “you were never walking on level ground, you were always going bloody up or you were going bloody down”.

At one stage a local native who was scouting for them came in with a gun shot wound to the arm which had become gangrenous. They had to amputate the arm with minimal anaesthetic. Dad was the one who had to hold him down.

They recovered four POWs. Another two were recovered elsewhere. That’s all that survived, six survivors out of the 2500 who were at the Sandakan POW camp and on the subsequent marches to Ranau.

They met up with three of the four POWs who were being looked after by local tribesmen, one had already been recovered. The three were in horrific condition.
The group then proceeded to clear an airstrip for Auster light aircraft to be able to land and extract the POWs. They had to do this at night as the Japanese in the area were shooting at them if they did it in the day time.

They nursed the POWs back to health and the POWs were eventually taken out by the Austers, not without drama with one carrying one of the POWs crashing on take off with nobody hurt. A spare plane was used but the pilot had to stay behind with dads group which he wasn’t happy about.

By this stage the word had got to the Japanese that the war had ended and they were dispersing or surrendering to dads group. Dad said at that time they were becoming aware first hand of the atrocities committed upon the POWs and that they could have very easily sought retribution and no one would have known. But they were so disgusted by the Japanese that they thought seeking retribution would bring them down to the Japanese level which they didn’t want.

The group then split up and dad, Jack, Bluey and Baldy Gore walked to Keninghau which was a week’s walk away where they were extracted by plane which only stopped long enough for them to rush out and get on, didn’t even stop its engines.

From there they went to Labaun Island and then by ship back to Australia. He came back with a lot more than he bargained for with hook worm, malaria and whatever else after 7 weeks in the jungle. His sister June observed that before he went away he was a magnificent specimen but came back an absolute wreck.

The condition of the POWs haunted dad all through out his life as well as the fact there were others in the area still held captive that were killed by the Japanese before dads group could get to them. He never spoke of their condition and it was a subject you didn’t go near. But he never showed or spoke any ill towards the Japanese as a people, he saved that for the few Japanese individuals who were responsible for the atrocities and the fact that many of them were never brought to account.

His experiences with the POWs and how so many more could have been saved if various people in charge had acted sooner forged his beliefs and how he behaved for the rest of his life. He always said that every man deserved a roof over his head and food to eat.
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SGT LIONEL VEALE, OAM, MID (PASSED AWAY - 19 AUGUST 2018)
NX41042
1st Independent Company
30 August 1918 – 19 August 2018

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AB JACK MACKAY, OAM (PASSED AWAY - 11 AUGUST 2018)
M & Z Special Unit
1924 - 11 August 2018


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WO2 JACK TREDREA (PASSED AWAY - 17 JUL 2018)
NX117081 (N9864)
Z Special Unit
19 April 1911 – 29 October 2017

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JOHN WILSON (PASSED AWAY - OCTOBER 2017)
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MAJ GEN MIKE CLIFFORD, AM, CSC (RETD) (PASSED AWAY - 26 FEBRUARY 2017)
126 Commando Signal Squadron
Died 02 Nov 2017

Major General Clifford served more than 30 years in the military and held senior appointments during his career, including Chief of Staff to the Chief of the Defence Force during Australia’s operations in East Timor in 1999, the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and Director-General Preparedness and Plans-Army in 2003-2004.

Over his career, the Major General was a key leader in the development of education and training in Defence. His final appointment in Defence was as Head of Information Capability Management within the Chief Information Officer Group, with responsibility for the conduct of both current military operations and preparing for future operations.

On leaving the Army, he moved on to senior leadership roles in the defence industry, with General Dynamics and IBM. He was the foundation chair of the UNSW Canberra Advisory Council, and later moved to the role of senior advisor at UNSW Canberra.
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KIETH JOHNSTON (PASSED AWAY - 29 OCTOBER 2017)
Keith Johnston
NX117081 (N9864)
2/10th Cavalry Commando Squadron
09 June 1922 – 29 October 2017
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SGT RUSS BRADLEY (PASSED AWAY - 27 SEPTEMBER 2017)
3/165694 (CMF)
3/779496 (NS)
21 Jan - 27 Sep 2017
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PTE DAVID (SPIKE) STEWARD (PASSED AWAY - 8 JULY 2017)

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Served 1973 - 75
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RONALD FRANK L'ESTRANGE (PASSED AWAY - 6 MARCH 2017)
NX49836
2/7th Commando Squadron
7 May 1921 – 06 March 2017

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CAPTAIN DON ASTILL (PASSED AWAY - 26 FEBRUARY 2017)
QX24485
2/8th Commando Squadron
11 February 1921 - 26th February 2017
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ROMAN ELGIN-STUCZINSKI (PASSED AWAY - FEBRUARY 2017)
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2 Commando Company
Founding President and Life Member
Australian Commando Association Victoria
1931 to February 2017

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PHILLIP ANTHONY VERE ROFF (PASSED AWAY - 2017)
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2 Commando Company
First Secretary of the Australian Commando Association Victoria

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MARK WILLIAM MILLAR (PASSED AWAY - 21 DECEMBER 2016)
VX079877
2/7th Commando Squadron
21 December 2016

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MAURICE WRIGHT (PASSED AWAY - 12 DECEMBER 2016)
Maurice Wright
SX13656 
2/4th Independent Company
24 April 1921 – 12 December 2016 

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BILL "BRIG" HOCKING (PASSED AWAY - 8 DECEMBER 2016)
382846
2 Commando Company
12 November 1936 – 08 December 2016


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ALBERT MARTIN POTTER (PASSED AWAY - 19 NOVEMBER 2016)
VX147458
2/9th Commando Squadron 
01 September 1924 – 19th November 2016

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LIEUTENANT COLONEL JAMES DAVID STEWART (PASSED AWAY - 25 SEPTEMBER 2016)
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Former Officer Commanding
2 Commando Company
 10 January 1930 – 25 September 2016

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TASMAN (CURREN) - SMITH (PASSED AWAY - 02 OCTOBER 2016)
Tasman (Curren)-Smith
VX203710
 2/6th Commando Squadron
02 October 2016

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CONRAD BELL (PASSED AWAY - 03 SEPTEMBER 2016)
Conrad Bell
VX107898 (V210402)
2/7th Commando Squadron
27 November 1922 – 03 September 2016


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DUNCAN DONALD DENNIS (PASSED AWAY - 01 SEPTEMBER 2016)
VX77738
2/5th Independent Company
21 Nov 1920 – 01 Sept 2016
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LT THOMAS ASHER ROYCE (ROY) WALDEN (PASSED AWAY - 31 JULY 2016)
373979
2 Commando Company
23rd July 1933 – 31st July 2016

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ALAN BLYTHE (PASSED AWAY - 21 JULY 2016)
VX32667
2/8th Commando Squadron
17th March 1922 – 21st July 2016

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DONALD MCKENZIE MURRAY (PASSED AWAY - 3 MAY 2016)
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2 Commando Company
3rd May 2016

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SGT LLOYD CAMPBELL, MID (PASSED AWAY - 15 JULY 2016)
NX23799
Z Special Unit
18 Jan 1920 – 15th July 2016

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JOHN HENRY NICOLAY (PASSED AWAY - 17 APRIL 2016)
WX13726
2/7 Australian Independent Company
10 June 1918 – 17 April 2016
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RICHARD (DICK) ARTHUR JONES (PASSED AWAY - 29 MARCH 2016)
386766
2 Commando Company
29th March 2016 
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ROBERT JAMES FINGHER (PASSED AWAY - 9 FEBRUARY 2016)
VX140546 (V502499)
 2/6th Commando Squadron
13 September 1924 – 09 February 2016
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DAVID WILLEM SCHEELE DCM (PASSED AWAY - 29 JANUARY 2016)
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RSM 1 Commando Regiment
Served 1982-1984
29 January 2016
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HENRIK STEEN ZIMMERMANN (PASSED AWAY - 29 DECEMBER 2015)
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2 Commando Company
29th December 2015 

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DESMOND JOHN "JACK" WILKINSON (PASSED AWAY - 5 DECEMBER 2015)
V331541, VX113056
2/7 Australian Independent Company
06 September 1923 – 05 December 2015

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FREDERICK MOON (PASSED AWAY - 28 NOVEMBER 2015)
VX5356
2/10th Australian Commando Squadron
25 November 1913 – 28 November 2015
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ALEXANDER (SANDY) McNAB (PASSED AWAY - 25 NOVEMBER 2015)
VX 20424
1st Independent Company 
25 November 2015
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KEITH LONG RFD (PASSED AWAY - 21 NOVEMBER 2015)
386732
2 Commando Company
21st November 2015 
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ARTHUR NORMAN BEAR (PASSED AWAY - 1 NOVEMBER 2015)
VX 109389
2/3rd Australian Commando Squadron
15 May 1923 – 01 November 2015
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RALPH JOSEPH COYNE (PASSED AWAY - 7 OCTOBER 2015)
VX64527 
2/4th Independent Company
20 July 1919 – 07 October 2015 
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MELVILLE JOHN WADE (PASSED AWAY - 05 SEPTEMBER 2015)
Melville John Wade
VX 102903
2/3rd Australian Commando Squadron
17 February 1923 – 05 September 2015
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FRANK RUST (PASSED AWAY - 25 AUGUST 2015)
VX 120128
2/7th Commando Squadron
01 December 1923 – 25 August 2015

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REX JOHN LIPMAN (PASSED AWAY - 4 JULY 2015)
VX69785 (V17003)
2/4th Independent Company
26 April 1922 – 4 July 2015 
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GEOFFREY CLARENCE YOULDEN (PASSED AWAY - 26 JUNE 2015)
VX125090
2/5 Australian Commando
Squadron
10 June 1924 – 26 June 2015
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RONALD ARTHUR HAMILTON (PASSED AWAY - 25 APRIL 2015)
VX131878
 2/6th Commando Squadron
25 February 1922 – 25 April 2015
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RODNEY YEOMANS (PASSED AWAY - 23 APRIL 2015)
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126 Signal Squadron (Special Forces)
126 Signal Squadron
1st Commando Regiment
23 April 2015
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ERIC ROBINSON (PASSED AWAY - 8 FEBRUARY 2015)
VX111889
2/9th Commando Squadron
19 Nov 1922 – 8 Feb 2015
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KEITH STRINGFELLOW (PASSED AWAY - FEBRUARY 2015)
NX27091
2/5th Cdo Sqn and “Z” Special Unit
8 January 1920 –  Feb 2015
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OXCAR (OZZIE) POMROY (PASSED AWAY - 31 JANUARY 2015)
NX202915
2/10th Commando Squadron
15 Feb 1924 – 31 Jan 2015
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REGINALD MORGAN (PASSED AWAY - 2015)
VX108959
“Z” Special Unit
27 Jun 1922 –
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RICHARD (RICK) S McDONALD (PASSED AWAY - 2015)
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2 Commando Company
6th Jan 2015
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IAN MICHAEL SEALE (PASSED AWAY - 31 DECEMBER 2014)
Ian Michael Seale
NX203304
2/7 Commando Squadron
20 Jan 1926 – 31 Dec 2014
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REX HEALEY (PASSED AWAY - 23 NOVEMBER 2014)
VX109458
2/8th Commando Squadron
5th April 1923 – 23rd November 2014
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FREDERICK SAMUEL KING-DAVIES (PASSED AWAY - SEPTEMBER 2014)
Federick Samuel King-Davies
VX827052 (V205079)
2/7th Commando Squadron
11 May 1922 –  Sept 2014

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S.W. BODISTON (PASSED AWAY - 8 AUGUST 2014)
35563 (V14315, VX63170)
2/4 Commando Squadron
6 Jan 1922 – 08 Aug 2014
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ROBIN CHARLES BRACKLEY WHELAN (PASSED AWAY - 7 AUGUST 2014)
QX24764
2/4th Commando Squadron
2 May 1920 – 7 August 2014
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RAY SHELLENBERGERO (PASSED AWAY - 2 JULY 2014)
VX 102887
2/3rd Independent Company & M Special Unit
02 July 2014 aged 93
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LEONARD LINDSAY COTTEE (PASSED AWAY - 2 JULY 2014)
NX151354 (N84506)
“Z” Special Unit
Operation Python
 10 Feb 1919 – 22 June 2014 aged 95
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ALAN JAMES KELSO (PASSED AWAY - 21 JUNE 2014)
NX166192 (N334174)
2/4th Commando Squadron
21 Apr 1924 – 21 June 2014 

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STEVE MILLIKEN (PASSED AWAY - 13 JUNE 2014)
2 Commando Company
Served 1961-1963
13 June 2014
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ROBERT GEORGE PHILLPOT (PASSED AWAY - 2 JANUARY 2014)
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2 Cdo Coy 1980 – 1983
02 Jan 2014 aged 56
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LINDSAY ARTHUR LANGLEY (PASSED AWAY - 2014)
VX132209
2/5th Commando Squadron
13 Nov 1923 –
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REGINALD BAXTER (PASSED AWAY - 2014)
NX171986 (N444944)
2/10th Commando Squadron
 24 Sep 1924 – 
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WILLIAM (BILL) ROBB (PASSED AWAY - 22 DECEMBER 2013)
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2 Commando Company 1967-1969
SASR 1970-1978
22 December 2013

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GREGOR MACKENZIE (PASSED AWAY - 21 DECEMBER 2013)
23668NX82886
2/7th Commando Squadron
17 Oct 1922 – 21 Dec 2013
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KIETH B LAYTON (PASSED AWAY - 14 DECEMBER 2013)
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RMO 2 Cdo Coy 1958
14th December 2013
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ALEXANDER (LEX) FRASER (PASSED AWAY - DECEMBER 2013)
QX 6470
December 2013

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GEOFFREY MUNRO CRABTREE (PASSED AWAY - 28 NOVEMBER 2013)
387228
2 Commando Company 
28 Nov 2013
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DESMOND FOSTER (PASSED AWAY - 11 NOVEMBER 2013)
NX73768
“Z” Special Unit Operation Semut 3 Borneo 1945
11 November 2013 aged 88
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FRANK DOYLE (PASSED AWAY - NOVEMBER 2013)
Frank served initially with the 2nd / 9th Battalion in the Middle East and was a “Rat of Tobruk” prior to transferring to “Z” Special Unit as close quarter combat instructor.
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ALAN MORRISON MARSHALL - 24 OCTOBER 2013)
VX78192
2/5th Commando Squadron
11 Jun 1920 – 24th October 2013
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KENNETH UCHTER KNOX (PASSED AWAY - JULY 2013)
VX7709
2/5th Commando Squadron
1 Mar 1923 – July 2013
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WILLIAM H. (MAC) GRANT, OAM, RFD (PASSED AWAY - 10 JUNE 2013)
NX49125 (McArthur)
2/5th Commando Squadron
24 June 1922 – 10 June 2013

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HERBERT "HARRY" HANDICOTT, BEM (PASSED AWAY - 4 JUNE 2013)
QX 28232
2/2nd Independent Company
4th June 2013 aged 90 Years
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MICHAEL WARREN MERIDITH (PASSED AWAY - 2013)
26509
126 Signal Squadron (Special Forces)
Adjt 1962-65 OC 1968-70
1932 – 2013
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JOHN MATTHEW CORBETT (PASSED AWAY - 6 APRIL 2013)
TX5600
2/10th Commando Squadron
6 April 2013
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ARTHUR JONES, DSM (PASSED AWAY - 30 MAY 2013)
F3383 (Royal Australian Navy)
“Z” Special Unit
30 May 2013
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FREDERICK LYONS (PASSED AWAY - 30 MAY 2013)
VX 103784
2/4 Commando Squadron

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MATTHEW BERNARD FOLEY, MBE (PASSED AWAY - 24 MARCH 2013)
VX89257 (V101773)
1921 – 24 Mar 2013
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BRUCE HUBERT LITTLE (PASSED AWAY - 10 MARCH 2013)
VX78939
served with FELO WW2
26th January 1923 – 10th March 2013
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LEITH N R COOPER (PASSED AWAY - 24 JANUARY 2013)
VX103924
8 Dec 1916 – 24 Jan 2013
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ROLAND GRIFFITHS-MARSH (PASSED AWAY - 29 DEC 2012)
B4104 (Royal Australian Navy)
5 Apr 1925 -27 Aug 2012

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RICHARD JOHN HAMMON PAINE (PASSED AWAY - 13 DECEMBER 2012)
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2 Cdo Coy Apr 1964 – 1968
18 Jan 1941 – 13 Dec 2012
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WILLIAM (BILLY) HARISON (PASSED AWAY - DECEMBER 2012)
VX64575
2/5th Commando Squadron
10 Oct 1923 – Dec 2012
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COLIN GEOFFREY (GEOFF) FORDEN (PASSED AWAY - 28 NOVEMBER 2012)
NX97491
28 Nov 2012 aged 90
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RONALD (SLIM) ARTHUR DENT (PASSED AWAY - 18 NOVEMBER 2012)
NX127423 (N171690)
2/4 Commando Squadron
Nov 1922 – 18 Nov 2012
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TONY (ANTHONY) DUNLAP (PASSED AWAY - 19 NOVEMBER 2012)
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2 Cdo Coy 1960-1964
19 Nov 2012
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GRAHAM FREDWICK HOWATT (PASSED AWAY - 20 OCTOBER 2012)
3795404
SGT Clerk 126 Sig Sqn 1969-72
21 Dec 1948 – 20 Oct 2012
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GEORGE MACKENZIE DICKSON (PASSED AWAY - 10 SEPTEMBER 2012)
QX26792
2/4th Ind Coy C Platoon 8 Section.
10 Sep 2012 aged 90 years

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RAY ROBERTS (PASSED AWAY - 7 SEPTEMBER 2012)
2/3rd Independent Company
7 th Sept 2012
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ROY WALKER (PASSED AWAY - 11 AUGUST 2012)
VX57614
2/3rd Commando (Ind Coy Cdo)
22 Oct 1919-11 Aug 2012
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ROBERT ALEXANDER (BOB) BAIRD (PASSED AWAY - 25 JULY 2012)
53898
AATTV Vietnam
126 Sig Sqn 1966-67 1975-76
16 February 1932-25 July 2012
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BILL (WILLIAM) F LOIVER (PASSED AWAY - 28 JUNE 2012)
2 Commando Company
28 June 2012
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ROBERT (BOB) BUCHANAN (PASSED AWAY - 5 JUNE 2012)
VX76355
2/5th Commando Squadron
4 Aug 1922 – 5 Jun 2012
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MICHAEL McLOUGHLIN (PASSED AWAY - 2 MAY 2012)
2 Commando Company
02 May 2012 aged 67 years
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ROY GAUL (PASSED AWAY - MAY 2012)
VX25794
2/8th Australian Commando Squadron
26 Oct 1917 – May 2012

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KARL KALISZ (PASSED AWAY - 6 APRIL 2012)
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2 Cdo Coy 1962-1972
6 Apr 2012
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ROBERT "BOB" REDGWELL (BOB) BAIRD (PASSED AWAY - 4 APRIL 2012)
17517, QX16676 / QX21928
126 Sig Sqn (Special Forces) 1962-63
OC 126 Sig Sqn 1966-67
LTCOL (ret) and “Squire” at Swan Island
14 March 1919-04 April 2012
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ANDREW JAMES KAY (PASSED AWAY - 2 APRIL 2012)
NX55904
2/6th Commando Squadron
22 Dec 1915 – 2nd April, 2012
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WILLIAM NORMAN GIBBS (PASSED AWAY - APRIL 2012)
V25236
26 Feb 1921 – Apr 2012
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BOB BALDERSTONE, MC (PASSED AWAY - 9 MARCH 2012)
VX54281
9th March 2012 aged 90 years.
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ROD BOURKE (PASSED AWAY - 2012)
SGT 126 Sig Sqn-660 Sig Tp 1993-94
Cambodia UNTAC
passed away 2012
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ROBIN (BOB) WINTER PULLINGER, BEM (PASSED AWAY - 28 NOVEMBER 2011)
2411151
126 Sig Sqn (Special Forces) 1960-69 
14 October 1939 – 28 November 2011
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NICHOLAS (TOM) DOOLEY (PASSED AWAY - 3 OCTOBER 2011)
3794613
2 Cdo Coy 1969-1970 CMF
ARA SVN
30 Apr 1948 – 03 Oct 2011
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PETER THOMAS MARTIN (PASSED AWAY - OCT 2011)
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126 Sig Sqn 1975-1979
Oct 2011
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EARNIE CONYERS (PASSED AWAY - 17 SEPTEMBER 2011)
2 Cdo Coy 1959-1964
20 Feb 1941 to 17 Sep 2011
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PAUL BUTLER (PASSED AWAY - 14 SEPTEMBER 2011)
2 Cdo Coy 1970s
14 Sept 2011
Marseille, France

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COLIN CLARK (PASSED AWAY - SEPTEMBER 2011)
2 Cdo Coy 1968-1972
passed away Sep 2011
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RUSS HOLLING (PASSED AWAY - SEPTEMBER 2011)
2 Cdo Coy 1964-1966
passed away Sep 2011
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CHRIS WHEELER (PASSED AWAY - SEPTEMBER 2011)
353984
126 Sig Sqn 1980-1996
10 Aug 2011 age 61
succumbing to a long battle with cancer.
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WARREN JANSON (PASSED AWAY - 31 MAY 2011)
2 Cdo Coy and 5/6 RVR
31 May 2011 as a result of car accident
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LIEUTENANT MARCUS CASE (PASSED AWAY - MAY 2011)
5/6 RVR, 1st Cdo Regt
Lt. 6th Aviation Regt
Killed in the crash of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan
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KIETH CHARLES TURLAND (PASSED AWAY - MAY 2011)
VX149030
“Z” Special Unit
17 Apr 1924 – 06 June 2011
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WARREN JANSON (PASSED AWAY - 31 MAY 2011)
2 Cdo Coy and 5/6 RVR
31 May 2011 as a result of car accident
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LIEUTENANT MARCUS CASE (PASSED AWAY - MAY 2011)
5/6 RVR, 1st Cdo Regt
Lt. 6th Aviation Regt
Killed in the crash of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan
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KIETH CHARLES TURLAND (PASSED AWAY - 6 JUNE 2011)
VX149030
“Z” Special Unit
17 Apr 1924 – 06 June 2011
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LINDSAY (LYNDON) GRIFFITHS (PASSED AWAY - 14 JUNE 2011)
Lindsay (Lyndon) Griffiths
 VX122290
2/4th Commando Squadron
Served in the Tarakan campaign
6 Oct 1921 – 14th June 2011
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HENRY J HINDLE (PASSED AWAY - 13 MAY 2011)
SX15874
Served with the 2/10th Commando Squadron at the landing of Wewak
16 May 1919 – 13th May 2011
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EDWARD ALLAN NICHOLAS, MBE (PASSED AWAY - 28 APRIL 2011)
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CMF, AATTV, 2 Cdo Coy, PTS
28 April 2011
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ERNEST FRANCIS BLOCKSIDGE (PASSED AWAY - 3 JANUARY 2011)
L17607
28 November 1936 – 03 January 2011
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ALAN TWYNAM-PERKINS (PASSED AWAY - NOVEMBER 2010)
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WO2 (SCC) 126 Sig Sqn 1981-82
November 2010
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FRANCIS RODEN (PASSED AWAY - 10 JULY 2010)
VX86113

“M” Special Unit
31 December 1922 – 22 July 2010
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ARMIN EDGAR DURR (PASSED AWAY - 29 JUNE 2010)
126 Sig Sqn 1979-1982
19 Feb 1951 – 29 Jun 2010
after a long battle with liver cancer
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COLIN JAMES CATTANACH, AM (PASSED AWAY - JUNE 2010)
QX30364
Service in WW2, Borneo, Vietnam
OC 126 Signal Squadron 1964 LTCOL (Ret’d)
1922 – Jun 2010
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EVAN MACGREGOR (PASSED AWAY - 18 APRIL 2010)
VX73184
2/5th Commando Squadron
Passed away 18th Apr 2010
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ROYSTON STANLEY (BILL) BILLETT (PASSED AWAY - 19 MARCH 2010)
VX73184
OC 2 Cdo Coy 1972-1976
20 Sep 1937 – 19 Mar 2010
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NEVILLE (SNAKEY) JAMES DANIELS (PASSED AWAY - MAR 2010)
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126 Sig Sqn 1967-1971 & 1980
Passed away Mar 2010

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BRYAN PANTING (PASSED AWAY - FEB 2010)
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126 Sig Sqn-660 Sig Tp
Passed away Feb 2010
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LAWRENCE SYDNEY BLACK (PASSED AWAY - 8 DECEMBER 2009)
NX105873 (N206759)
“Z” Special Unit
18 Jul 1923 – 8 Dec 2009
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BBRIAN HINNEBERT (PASSED AWAY - 5 DECEMBER 2009)
2 Cdo Coy Mar 1956-Jan 1959
Passed away 05 Dec 2009
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DON ALEXANDER WILLIAM PORTEOUS (PASSED AWAY - 4 NOVEMBER 2009)
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2 Cdo Coy Feb 1956-Jan 1959
11 Nov 1930 – 4 Nov 2009
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LEN HOLMES (PASSED AWAY - SEPTEMBER 2009)
ex SBS, 1955 instructor with 1 and 2 Commando Companies
passed away Sep 2009
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JOHN RONALD RIGBY (PASSED AWAY - 12 APRIL 2009)
2 Cdo Coy 1967-1967
passed away 12 Apr 2009
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MAJ PETER SEDDON (PASSED AWAY - 2 DECEMBER 2008)
2 Cdo Coy 1955
30 Nov 1923 – 02 Dec 2008
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KAREL HULSNERGSEN (PASSED AWAY - 13 SEPTEMBER 2008)
2 Cdo Coy
Passed away 13 Sep 2008
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NOEL ANDERSON (PASSED AWAY - 12 JULY 2008)
126 Sig Sqn 1968-1970
passed away 12 Jul 2008
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DAVID MAUGHAN (PASSED AWAY - 12 JUN 2008)
passed away 12 Jun 2008
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MARTY BREED (PASSED AWAY - 6 JUNE 2008)
126 Sig Sqn 1978 – 1984
30 Apr 1957-06 Jun 2008
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NEIL CHASEMORE (PASSED AWAY - JUN 2008)
2 Cdo Coy
passed away Jun 2008
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TREVOR WATSON (PASSED AWAY - 7 DECEMBER 2007)
206 Oct 1955 – 07 Dec 2007
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COL TITMARSH (PASSED AWAY - 7 DECEMBER 2007)
2 Cdo Coy 1962-1965
passed away 2007
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JOHN (JACK) FLETCHER, GM (PASSED AWAY - 5 NOVEMBER 2007)
Adjt 2 Cdo Coy 1959-1960
received a George Medal for actions during the RIP incident
2 Dec 1933 - 05 Nov 2007
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MICHAEL WILLIAMSON (PASSED AWAY - 27 APRIL 2007)
1 Cdo Coy
06 Jan 1941 – 27 Apr 2007
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DAVID O'NIEL (PASSED AWAY - 9 APRIL 2007)
2 Cdo Coy 1993-1995
passed away 09 Apr 2007
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MICHAEL (MACCA) McAVOY (PASSED AWAY - 9 APRIL 2007)
2 Commando Coy
passed away 09 Apr 2007
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ANTHONY (TONY) RAFFAELE (PASSED AWAY - 2007)
1 Cdo Coy 1961-1967
passed away 2007
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PETER PEART (LOWE) (PASSED AWAY - 27 OCTOBER 2006)
2 Cdo Coy 1964-1971
13 Apr 1947 – 27 Oct 2006
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BRUCE MAITLAND L'ESTRANGE, MM (PASSED AWAY - 9 MARCH 2006)
NX171438
2/7th Commando Squadron
05 July 1923 – 09 March 2006
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FRANCIS JOHN (CURLY) PAPWORTH (PASSED AWAY - 29 JUNE 2005)
VX66806
2/2nd independent company & 2/4th Commando Squadron
09/05/1915 – 29/06/2005
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KENNETH RICHARD LUCAS (PASSED AWAY - 12 SEPTEMBER 2004)
126 Sig Sqn 1972-1983
20-03-1950 to 12-09-2004
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KEITH GERALD TAYLOR (PASSED AWAY - 07 JULY 2003)
VX 105908
2/3rd Australian Independent Company
11 December 1922 – 07 July 2003
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ARTHUR BRAND (PASSED AWAY - 07 JULY 2003)
VX66116
Served with Kanga Force in New Guinea during World War II in 1942. Commanded by Major Norman Fleay it was made up of elements from the 1st and 2/5th Independent Companies and the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (NGVR)
passed away 2003
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BARRY HEARN (PASSED AWAY - 2002)
126 Sig Sqn (660 Sig Tp)
mid-late 1980 s.
He was a member of the Queensland Police Service at the time of his death. After discharging from the
ARA, Barry remained in the GRES. Believed to have passed away in 2002

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MERV JENKINS (PASSED AWAY - JUNE 1999)
126 Sig Sqn – 660 Sig Tp 1976-77
June 1951 to June 1999
Merv Jenkins, the Australian Defence Intelligence Organisation’s senior man in Washington, committed suicide at his Arlington , Virginia, home on June 13, 1999, his 48th birthday. Jenkins had come under investigation for allegedly passing secret material to allies. The official suspicion came as an extraordinary shock to him having had an impeccable record of military service before taking up the Washington posting.
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RONALD IRELAND (PASSED AWAY - 21 MAY 1999)
365592
126 Sig Sqn 1981-1987
passed away May 21 1999

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ANDREW CONSTANTINIDIS (PASSED AWAY - JUN 1996)
1 Squadron, Special Air Service Regiment, who along with 17 other soldiers died in a mid air collision between two Blackhawk helicopters at Townsville on Wednesday 12 June 1996. Prior to enlisting in the Regular Army, Andrew was an Army Reserve soldier with 126 Sig Sqn, a respected member of Commando Signal Troop and Training Troop.
His infectious smile will always be remembered.

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MARUICE MAXWELL (BLUE) KEANE (PASSED AWAY - JUN 1996)
31981
Occupation forces – Japan
Service in Korea-1953
126 Sig Sqn 1973-1981
16 Dec 1927 – 29 Dec 1993
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PAUL TAYLOR (PASSED AWAY - 21 AUGUST 1993)
126 Sig Sqn 1969-1973
Murdered on 21 August 1993 by John Lascano who also killed Pauls daughter and a friend at a gunshop in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale.

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EDWARD (TED) BLACKER, BEM (PASSED AWAY - 1992)
13695
passed away 1992
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ARTHUR CAFFERY (PASSED AWAY - 1991)
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2 Cdo 1974 & 126 Sig Sqn 1983
passed away 1991
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KENNETH JAMES (KEN) GRANTHAM (PASSED AWAY - APRIL 1989)
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126 Sig Sqn SSM 1979-1981
died Apr 1989 as a result of a motor cycle accident
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NORMAN ROY HOWARD (PASSED AWAY - 28 MAY 1986)
NGX 174
C.O. 1st Independent Company Reinforcements
20th March 1910 – 28th May 1986
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VIVIAN (VIV) KEIN (PASSED AWAY - 10 JAN 1981)
25 Jun 1928 to10 Jan 1981
born Villipuram , India
1945-46 British Army in India.
1947 Indian Army
1970 16 Feb enlisted in Australian Military Forces-CMF.
1970-75 Served with 3 Signal Regiment
1974-81 Served with 126 Sig Sqn

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PHIL NOONAN (PASSED AWAY - 10 MARCH 1972)
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126 Sig Sqn 1966-1972
died 10 Mar 1972 as a result of a car accident
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BASIL LEES (PASSED AWAY - DATE UNKNOWN)
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Birth Date: 25 April 1932
126 Sig Sqn 67-68 69-70 72-79
8 October 1951 – 17 September 1952 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
21 July 1953 – 31 March 1954
2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
1 April 1954 – 24 July 1954
1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment

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JOHN STREET (PASSED AWAY - DATE UNKNOWN)
126 Sig Sqn 1979-1986
passed away – date unknown
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ROY FROST (PASSED AWAY - DATE UNKNOWN)
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WO1 / Capt 126 Sig Sqn 1973-1992
passed away – date unknown
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BOB McMAHON (PASSED AWAY - DATE UNKNOWN)
2/3rd Commando Squdron
passed away – date unknown
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FRANK HENRY WILSON (PASSED AWAY - DATE UNKNOWN)
2/8th Commando Squadron
passed away – date unknown
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