Funeral Details 42072 Major Ernest William Snelling – AATTV

I now have confirmation of the livestream … link is for the Ern Snelling service at 11:00 on 3 May 22 at Gold Creek Chapel. The service will be followed by a 12-noon burial at Hall Cemetery. A wake will be held at 12:30 pm in The Catchpole Room at the Jamison Southern Cross Club. All are welcome to attend.

Warm Regards Stephen

Stephen Dunn, AM

Brigadier (Retd)

Vale: 2789523 Glenn Raymond Griffith – Tours with 4, 6, 7, RAR.

Glenn passed away yesterday 26/4 in Vung Tau.

Bill Laidlaw


1 Australian Reinforcement Unit 25 Nov 1968 18 Dec 1968
4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment 19 Dec 1968 28 May 1969
1 Australian Reinforcement Unit 04 Mar 1970 24 Mar 1970
6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment 25 Mar 1970 13 May 1970
7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment 14 May 1970 04 Mar 1971

Vale: 1410793 Frank Gulyas – 105 Fd Bty – First Tour

We have received advice of the death on Monday morning, 18 April 2022, of Frank Gulyas. Frank served with 105 Field Battery in Vietnam from September 1965 until June 1966. He stayed on in Vietnam with 1st Field Regiment until September 1966 to complete his 12-month tour. He was 82. No other details are available at this stage.

RIP Frank Gulyas

Peter Bruce

Obituary Resource Officer


[email protected]

0419 349 317

Vale: John Rossiter – RAA

Peter Lonergan has advised of the death this morning (20 April 2022) of John Rossiter. John served most of his CMF/Ares career with 41 Battery on the Gold Coast and some time with 5/11 Field Regiment in Brisbane. In the late ‘60s John was Battery Captain of 41 Battery. We believe he also served with 7 Field Regiment in Sydney when he was there for civil employment. John had suffered from dementia and spent his last few years in a dementia facility. John was a knowledgeable officer who related well to the men he commanded.

Vale: Hector Korston – RAA

Geoff Laurie, President of the RAA Association of South Australia has advised of the death on 4 April 2022 of a long-serving South Australian Gunner, WO2 Hector KORSTEN, aged 91 years. His funeral service is being held on Fri 22 April, and is being live-streamed. Geoff advised that Hector was born in South Africa, and served in the Cape Field Artillery, reaching the rank of WO2, before emigrating to South Australia in the early 1960’s; enlisting in 13 Fd Regt as a Gunner, he soon rose to the rank of WO2 again. His experience and willingness to pass it on to other members was highly respected over many years, and his charismatic manner endeared him to all he served with. He was a long-serving member of the RAA Assoc of SA Committee. He sadly battled a long illness over the past few years, and he will be sadly missed.

RIP Hector Korsten


Peter Bruce

Obituary Resource Officer


Sadly, Paul Tyler has let us know that Raymond Leslie PADDON-JONES’s funeral was held at the Yeppoon Cemetery at 10am Monday 11 April 2022.  Raymond served with 1 RAR April to June 1966, then 6 RAR June 1966 to April 1967.

No other information is available.

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: 213865 Roy Savage – 7RAR both tours

I regret to inform you of the death of Roy (Doc) Savage, OAM, MM at Yeppoon, Queensland.  Doc died suddenly on the 7th of April and was 78

Funeral Details:
Finlayson and McKenzie Funeral Directors
Grade side service
11:00 Wed 20 April, 2022
at Yeppoon Cemetery

If you can attend the funeral could you indicate same on Doc’s Facebook page to help with catering for the Wake.

Dress: coat and medals

Kev Gillett


Funeral – Marko ‘Kiwi’ Gibbons

As many of you will be aware, Marko ‘Kiwi’ Gibbons passed away last Wednesday, 6 April.

Please be advised details for Kiwi’s funeral are as follows:

The Gap Sub-Branch is to conduct the Poppy Service, which is to be held Tuesday 19 April, 1030hrs, Garden Chapel, Albany Creek Crematorium.

Medals are to be worn.

Douglas Clendinen


The Gap RSL Sub-Branch

0499 560 957