The funeral details for Adonis Habchi are:

Wednesday 26th October 2022

An invitation is extended to the family and friends of Adonis Habchi to attend

A 10.00am mass at St Maroun’s Church, 29 Bunya St, Greenslopes 4120.

Followed by a ‘Poppy’ service at 1.00pm, HERITAGE PARK CREMATORIUM & MEMORIAL GARDENS, 113 Stuart Street, Goodna Queensland 4300

Afternoon tea will be served


Allan Whelan, Secretary

Death Notice: Donald ‘Saint’ Sinclair -RAA

The ‘A’ Battery Association have advised of the death on 21 October 2022 of Donald ‘Saint’ Sinclair. Don’s son, Greg, has informed the ‘A’ Battery Association of his father’s passing and stated that his father was surrounded by his family and close friends at his home in Manly, Queensland.

Don the ‘SAINT’ was instrumental in putting together the Henry Green Historical Collection at ‘A’ Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, at Enoggera Barracks in Queensland after the collection was damaged in the 2010 floods whilst ‘A’ Field Battery, now called ‘A’ Battery, was relocating from Sydney to Brisbane. Don spent a lot of his time and a great deal of his own money in revitalising and resurrecting the Henry Green Room, now called the ‘A’ Battery Henry Green Historical Collection.

The ‘SAINT’ and his best mate Bob Cunningham were instrumental in obtaining the ownership and refurbishment of a 105mm L5 Pack Howitzer and a 25pounder Gun for the ‘A’ Battery Association. The two guns are maintained by ‘A’ Battery, being stored at Enoggera Barrack, at 1 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. This year these two Artillery equipment’s were paraded for the first time in 5 years on the Anzac Day parade/march in Brisbane.

Don served on operations in Malaya between 1957-59. Don grew up in New Farm and lived at Teneriffe. Before he joined the Army, he was working as a trainee wool classer at Mc Taggert’s down by the river.

Funeral and wake details will be advised when known.

RIP Don ‘Saint’ Sinclair.

Peter Bruce, OAM

Obituary Resource Officer

Vale: 38157 Norman John Devereux – 2 RAR

17 Nov 1946 – 21 Oct 2022

It is with sadness that Malcom Grey Secretary 2 RAR Association advises that Norman Devereux passed away peacefully in his sleep overnight, Friday 21 October 2022.

Norm served in the 2 RAR’s first tour of Vietnam in 5 Pl B Coy in 1967–68 as a Section Commander. He continued to serve in the Army for over 20 years reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2.

Norm joined the 2 RAR Associations Management Committee in 2010 as the Treasurer and in 2017 was made a Life member of the Association for his dedicated service. He remained as Treasurer until 2020.

Both Norm and his wife Margaret (recently decd) were active in the RAR’s National Memorial Walk’s Dads’ Army

Norm will be deeply missed by his family and mates.

Mark, Norm’s son, advises that “the funeral service will be held at The Great Northern Garden of Remembrance, 31 Tallowood Drive, Deception Bay on Monday 31 October commencing at 11am“.

“The funeral will include a traditional Poppy Service and we invite veterans to wear their medals. Black attire is not necessary, you may wear colours you are comfortable with. 

Please share these details with those who you believe would like to attend.

Please also feel comfortable contacting me if you wish. I am a veteran myself, and I extend my sincere thanks to the veteran community who has supported Norm and our family, not only during these last few months but for many years. 

With love from Norm’s son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Mark, Naama and Hanna”.

Mark Devereux

E: [email protected]

M: 0410 423 026


VALE: 1201398 Lionel Leslie CORRIE …. 7 Sep 46 – 10 Oct 22

Today I received sad news from Laurie Woods advising that Lionel passed away this morning. Woodsy was contacted by a family member and told that Lionel had ‘blacked out’, fallen over and was unable to be resuscitated.  No further details are known at this time. In the past few years Lionel has had some health issues, and at times was unsteady on his feet and prone to falling over. Woodsy was speaking with him last Saturday, and other than the known health issues was in good spirits

Lionell enlisted in 1967 and was later allocated to 9RAR where he served with Aslt-Pioneer Pl as a driver. He was qualified ECN 019 (Aslt-Pnr). For many years he has been an active and enthusiastic participant at Pioneer & Battalion Reunions. I’ll advise funeral details when known ….. RIP Lionel!

Please distribute widely as you see fit



Rod Slater

0419 656 956

[email protected]


Funeral Bill Crapp’s Additional Detail – 4RAR

We have been advised by Mrs Lyn Crapp of Bill’s Funeral details on Friday 14th October 2022 in Richmond North Queensland.

Bill’s Funeral Service will be held at the gravesite at Richmond Cemetery 1430 hrs Friday 14th Oct …. please see the map attached.  Cards and condolences can be sent to Lyn and the family at 68 Simpson St Richmond Qld 4822.  Bill was a Section Commander with CHQ and later with 5 Pl during our 1971 tour of the funny farm.

Lest We Forget


Wendy M McLean


4RAR Association Qld Inc.

Vale – 321496 Richard ‘Dick’ Kop – RAEME

It is with a very heavy heart I must let you all know that Richard ‘Dick’ Kop – 34th Fitter and Turner passed away on Thursday 6 October 2022.

Richard was with his daughters and family at the time. I ask you all spare a thought for his family and remember our brother in arms.

RIP Dicko.

When and as I know more about his arrangements I will let you know.

Brett Biddle – via Facebook

Arte et Marte

Rest in Peace 

Barry Shipway (Welfare Rep)

Vale – WO1 Malcolm Lloyd – RAEME

It is with great sadness we advise of the passing of Mal Lloyd on Monday 3 October 2022.

Mal sadly passed away after a long illness.

Funeral details:
Thursday 13 October 2022
11-13 Greaves Street Werribee Victoria 3030
Refreshments to follow

Dave Menz – via Facebook

Arte et Marte

Rest in Peace

Barry Shipway (Welfare Rep)

Vale – 4403 MAJ Donald ‘Don’ Alwin Juers – RAEME

It is with great sadness we advise of the passing of Donald ‘Don’ Juers on 20th September 2022.

Beloved husband of Marie (dec) and loved Father of Peter, Christine & Jennifer. Loving Father-in-law, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

Don was the ASM at the 1st Armoured Regiment in 1967 and ASM 21 Const Sqn Wksp. Don served at Puckapunyal from about 1950 to his retirement in 1978 achieving the rank of Major at the then Pucka Wksp. He became a councillor and served two terms as Seymour Shire President.

1st Independent Armoured Squadron Workshop: 29 Dec 1967 to 01 Feb 1968

1st Armoured Squadron Workshop: 02 Feb 1968 to 03 Sep 1968.

Arte et Marte

Rest in Peace

Barry Shipway (Welfare Rep)


Sorry for the late notice, but sadly we have been informed that Kev Donald, Platoon SGT 12 Pl D Coy on the 2nd tour has passed away, with a private cremation to be held at 2pm, Friday 30 September 2022 at the Len Russell Funeral Chapel, corner of Brisbane and Clay Streets Ipswich QLD.   The Funeral Director is Len Russell Funerals.

Condolences to Kev’s family and friends.

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