Vale Vernon John Henry JOSEPH

We have received advice of the death on 9 July 2023 of Vernon Joseph. He was 84. Vernon was a Tasmanian who had been living in Melbourne. He deployed as a Sergeant with an Anti-Aircraft detachment as part of 32 Small Ship Squadron and served on AV 1353 Harry Chauvel (an Australian Landing Ship Medium) in November/December during its Vietnam deployment.

His funeral is scheduled for 17 July 2023 but no further details are available at this stage.

RIP Vernon John Henry JOSEPH

Peter Bruce, OAM
Obituary Resource Officer

Funeral Details Major General Warren Edward Glenny

Following on from our recent email advising of the passing of

Major General Warren Glenny AO RFD ED

on 5th July 2023, the funeral details are as follows:

Friday, 14 July 2023 at 11.00 am

All Saints Parramatta North

29 Elizabeth St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Members are invited back to

Castle Hill RSL Club,

77 Castle St, Castle Hill NSW 2154

following the service.

Members Dress: Jacket and Medals

There will be buses leaving from the

Castle Hill RSL Club to the Church.

Time to be advised.

For further details, please contact Chris Bennett.

Email: [email protected]

Mob: 0403 920 274

Vale Major General Warren Edward Glenny

It is with sadness we are advised of the passing of Major General Warren Glenny AO RFD ED

yesterday on 5th July 2023.

Warren was born in 1935 and served in the Australian Army.

He was a long term member of CHRSL Sub Branch and was the President of CHRG, serving his country, club and community for over 70 years.

Funeral service details will be sent out when they are finalised.

For further details, please contact Chris Bennett.

Email: [email protected]

Mob: 0403 920 274


G’day all, this email is more for our NSW/ACT members, but others might be in the area on 3 Sep 23 and wish to attend.

Another ‘service’ relating to the 50th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War.

All replies//questions/acceptances direct to Vietnam Veterans & Veterans Motorcycle Club Australia Southern Tablelands Chapter at  [email protected]

FROM:   Vietnam Veterans & Veterans Motorcycle Club Australia Southern Tablelands Chapter, 22 Gulson Street, Goulburn, NSW, 2580

Dear 6 RAR Association Members,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. It is with great pleasure that the Southern Tablelands Chapter extend this invitation to you and your members for our upcoming memorial function of a fallen Vietnam Veteran, Wally Buckland, a local of Goulburn, who fought in the Battle of Long Tan. Wally served in 1RAR, 3 RAR and 6 RAR during his military career.
As you know, 2023 marks the 50th Anniversary of Australian troops in the Vietnam War conflict. We have a long history as a motorcycle club which was formed by those who returned from Vietnam to establish the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club – Australia. As veterans we also share a collaboration and partnership with your association, and we would be honoured if you would join us in our commemoration of Wally Buckland. Our function will be held on 09 September 2023 at our clubhouse located at 22 Gulson St, Goulburn, and will include a wide range of activities and events that we believe will be of great interest to your members.
Some of the highlights of the evening will include a keynote address from our President on behalf of Wally and our chapter members.

We would be delighted if you and your members could join us for this exciting event. Please let us know by 31 July 2023 if you will be able to attend, and how many members you will be bringing with you.
We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope to see you at our reunion function.

Michael Wilson,

President, VMC Southern Tablelands Chapter – secretary[email protected]


Details for Tony’s funeral are:

Date: 7/7/2023
Time: 10.30am

Graveside Service Location: Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery

Service Location: St Michael’s Catholic Cathedral, Wagga Wagga

A funeral service for the eternal repose of Anthony Pratt’s soul will be held at St Michael’s Catholic Cathedral, Church Street, Wagga Wagga on Friday, 7th July 2023, commencing at 10.30am.

Following prayers, the funeral cortege will proceed to Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery, Brunskill Road, Lake Albert.

In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted on behalf of the Riverina Cancer Centre at the Cathedral.

Serving members are requested to wear uniform and ex-service members to wear medals. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

For those unable to attend, Anthony’s family invite you to view the service via livestream at:

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: 16039 LLOYD NOEL (SNOW) ROYAL, 6 RAR 1974-80

Sadly, we have received word that, Snow ROYAL, passed away on 27 June 2023 after a battle with cancer.

Snow was the batman to a number of 6 RAR CO’s and may have served in South Vietnam with 5 RAR.

Funeral information is:
•    Time/Date:    10am Thursday 13 July 2023
•    Location: White Lady Funerals,
•    Address: 270 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove
•    Live Stream link: To be Advised
•    Dress:   Medals to be worn.

Condolences to Snow’s children Troy, Brad and Kirsty.

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: 38803 Frank (Bill) William Cantwell – 1RAR 2nd Tour

We regret to inform you that our good friend Bill Cantwell passed away yesterday (26/6). He was a lively character who was well-known at the Repat gym and will be missed by many. In memory, we thought it was important to share an insight into Bill’s life. Barry Jones has kindly passed on his story to share with our members.

ED: Tomorrow I will post Bill’s address to his old high school quite a few years ago. Bill was a veteran of the Battle of FSB Coral.

Funeral Details – Ernie Bradley – RAA

Jim Box, Secretary of the 105 Battery RAA Association, has advised that a funeral service for the late Ernest James (Ernie) Bradley is to be held on Thursday 29 June 2023 at 1200 hours. Location is the Centenary Memorial Gardens Chapel, 353 Wacol Station Rd, Sumner, Qld 4074.

The service will be conducted by fellow Gunner and Chaplain, Ray Chapman who served with Ernie in 105th Battery during their first tour of duty in Vietnam.

RIP Ernie Bradley

Peter Bruce, OAM
Obituary Resource Officer

Vale 313984 Dennis J Haining – 4RAR

FYI…..from Lyle McGrath…………….. rest in peace Dennis.  Our ‘Mumbles’ as he was affectionately known served in 5 Pl, 4RAR on the Bn’s second tour in 1971.

Dennis Passed away on the 23rd  June 2023 from liver cancer. Dennis wishes no Funeral Service.

No other details to hand.



Wendy M McLean