VALE – 4RAR Assoc Members

I am sorry to inform you of the passing of (3) of our members recently.

1st April 2024 from South Australia                            Brian Kotz (Private Service)

2nd May 2024 from Northern Territory                       Fredrick Roberts

3rd May 2024 from Gold Coast                                   Wally Mulder

Currently, I do not have any Funeral arrangements.


Wendy M McLean J.P.(Qual) LM

Secretary/Membership Officer

4RAR Association Qld. Inc.’

Death Notices Paul Vincent O’Hara and Raymond Mitchell Watt

We have received advice of the death on 8 April 2024 of Raymond Mitchell Watt. He was 78. Ray was a National Serviceman who served in Vietnam with 108th Field Battery of 4th Field Regiment from June 1967 until October 1967.

We have also been advised of the death on 11 April 2024 of Paul Vincent O’Hara. He was 78. Paul was a National Serviceman who served in Vietnam with 108th Field Battery of 4th Field Regiment from June 1967 until October 1967.

Both Ray and Paul were gun tractor drivers in 108th Field Battery and both arrived and departed Vietnam on the same date. They also shared a hoochie while in Vietnam.

RIP Raymond Mitchell Watt and Paul Vincent O’Hara

Peter Bruce, OAM
Obituary Resource Officer
[email protected]

Death Notice Ian Francis Hotschilt

We have received advice of the death on Tuesday 2 April 2024 of Ian Francis
Hotschilt. He was 79. Ian served with 101 Field Battery, of 1st Field
Regiment in Vietnam from April 1969 until May 1970. Ian was a Life
Subscriber of the 101 Battery Association. A funeral for Ian will be held at
the Mt Gravatt Crematorium, 1620 Mains Road, Nathan, Brisbane on Wednesday
17 April 2024. White Lady Funerals are conducting the funeral.

RIP Ian Francis Hotschilt

Peter Bruce, OAM
Obituary Resource Officer
[email protected]

Vale 28976 Leslie George ‘Les’ Taylor – RAN

I am saddened to report that Les Taylor passed away today at 97 years.

Les was a long serving  member of the Sub Branch, and this service was recognised when Les was made a Life Member of the RSL.

His funeral will be held this Saturday (6 April) at 14:00 DST at Melaleuca Station Memorial Gardens, 9394 Tweed Valley Way, Chinderah NSW 2487

Norm Henstridge


Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL Sub Branch Inc

0418 764 688

Vale: Gary Stephen Keown – US Marine Corps

Sadly, I have been advised of the passing of Gary KEOWN who was US Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran live on the Gold Coast with his wife Leanne. Gary passed away on Friday 22nd of March 2024.

Gary was an associated member of the Queensland Chapter 23 of the 173d Airborne Brigade US Army. He was a valued and popular member who will be missed by the members of the Chapter.

His funeral will be conducted by Somerville Funerals at Somerville Chapel, Nerang-Broadbeach Rd. Nerang. Wednesday 3rd April at 10:00am. Allambie Memorial Park.

Gary’s service will be live streamed from 9:55am (AEST)


It is with much sadness that I inform you of the passing of Bruno Flematti, DCM.

Bruno passed away on Friday 22nd of March surrounded by his family.

Bruno’s service included 1 RAR, 6 RAR and 8/9 RAR he served two tours of South Vietnam with 1 RAR for which he was awarded the DCM for his actions in 1968.

His funeral service will be held at 10:00am Friday 5th of April at GEORGE HARTNELL FUNERALS 19-21 ANAC Avenue, Redcliffe

I will advise on Streaming Services once confirmed.

Deepest condolences to Bruno’s family, friends and brothers in arms

Rest in Peace mate



Funeral Service Streaming John Henry Griggs

We have received the following livestream details regarding the John Griggs Funeral Service on Thursday 14th March 2024.

The funeral service for John Griggs on Thursday 14th March commencing at 11.00 will be livestreamed.
Please see –

Just click on the ‘Livestream link’ at the top of John’s funeral notice.


Peter Bruce, OAM
Obituary Resource Officer
[email protected]

Funeral Details John Henry Griggs – RAA

Family and friends of the late John Griggs are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral on Thursday 14 March 2024 at 11.00am.

John was the loving husband of Ann, Father of Belinda, Tim, Justin and Nathan, Father-in-law to
Meli, Marnie, Natalie and Esen, cherished Grandfather of Holly, Casey, Oliver, Lara and Genevive. The family have asked that in lieu of flowers, you consider directing your donations to MND NSW at the following link:

For further information, contact Lady Rose Funerals, Bowral on 02 4862 1833.


Peter Bruce, OAM
Obituary Resource Officer
[email protected]