Vale

 


Vale – WO2 Alf Cumberland – 103yrs

The following message has been received from the Secretary of the Brisbane Branch of the 31st Battalion Association Tony Wadeson – It is with great sadness that I advise you of the Passing of our oldest WW2 Veteran – QX43769 WO2 Alf Cumberland. Alf passed away early this afternoon peacefully ...
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Vale – Captain Merv Short

The Secretary of the Brisbane Branch of the Association, Tony Wadeson has passed on the following sad message: It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Merv Short, the optimum of an Officer & a Gentleman. A great Character and Entertainer, but above all a great mate ...
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Vale – Pte Barry Renton

A message from Vic Nichol, Secretary/Treasurer of the Charters Towers Branch of the Association has advised us of the sad passing of Barry Renton. Barry enlisted as a private in 31st Battalion on 21 Jan 1958. He was was a staunch member of the 31st Battalion Association Charters Towers Branch ...
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Vale – Capt Don Page ED

It is with a heavy heart I regret to inform members of the Passing of Don Page.
Don Page was part of the heavy furniture of 31st Bn. – Always Solid & Reliable. Always steady as she goes – with that smile of his, no matter what chaos & ...
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QX61038 Noel Pilcher 31/51 Bn – RIP

The following email was received from 31st Battalion Association (Brisbane Branch) Secretary, Tony Wadeson: Members, its with a sad heart, I have to report the Passing of our Honorary Life Member, – Noel Pilcher – 31/51 Bn AIF – WW2 Veteran. Noel passed away this afternoon in his home town ...
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Col Hugh Bracken Gaffney AM RFD ED

The president of the Brisbane Branch of the 31st Battalion Association Ray Fogg has passed on the following sad news: It is with great sorrow that I have to advise the passing of our great leader, companion and distinguished soldier of the 31st Infantry Battalion an the 2nd Battalion Royal ...
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Patricia (Patsy) Hilary Gardner

Affectionately known throughout the 31st Infantry Battalion family of members and their partners, and in particular those of Charlie Company, for her contagious laugh and ever-ready smile, Patricia Hilary Gardner passed away peacefully on 1st May, after a courageous struggle with persistently failing health. She was 84 years of age ...
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RIP Bob Wasley

Townsville 31st Battalion Association member Bob Wasley passed away on 1st March 2019. Bob was also a member of the National Servicemen’s Association Bob’s Statement of Service Full Name: Robert Edward Wasley Service Number: 1705704 Category of Service: National Service Citizen Military Force 8 Jan 53 to 15 Apr 53 ...
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RIP Ron Whiting

Townsville 31st Battalion Association member Ron Whiting passed away on 8th April 2019. As well as being a past member of the 31st Battalion Ron was also a member of the National Servicemen’s association. Ron’s Statement of Service Full Name: Ronald Alfred Whiting Service Number: 1718271, 162852 Category of Service: ...
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RIP Major Kevin Claude Thomas MM

Many are aware of the recent passing of Major Kevin Claude Thomas MM. The decorated Korean War Veteran and one time highly skilled Commando served in the 31st Infantry Battalion for almost a decade and then trained many 31st Battalion Officers over a further 5 years at the Townsville OCTU  ...
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Maj Rod Golding RFD ADM

Members were shocked to hear of the passing in Sept 2017 of Maj Rod Golding RFD ADM (Rtd). Rod died suddenly of a heart attack while on holidays in South Australia. Rod became OC of 31st Indep Rifle Coy from 1980 – 1981. It was a particularly difficult period for ...
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Lt-Col Doug Moffett ED RFD ADM (Rtd)


The following notification has been passed on by the Secretary of the Brisbane Branch of 31Bn Association, Tony Wadeson on Sunday 9 Dec 2018. Dear Members, it is with great sadness I advise of the passing of our dear comrade & friend, – Doug. Moffett. It is believed Doug passed ...
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