Please see the following message from Eileen Armstrong

Given the uncertainty with the pandemic currently, the Armstrong family have decided to postpone Gordon Henry Armstrong’s memorial service until further notice.

We are of course incredibly disappointed but the health and safety of everyone is absolutely paramount, and it is the most responsible action at this time.

We look forward to connecting with you all sometime in the future and will be in touch for any future plans.

Wishing you a wonderful start to 2022, I’m sure dad did a little cheer to you all upstairs as we rang it in.

Love from Eileen, Diane and Jeanie xx


295998 Sapper Gregory LOVE – 32 Small Ship Sqn (AV 1353 Harry Chauvel)

It is with sadness that I pass on that 295998 Sapper Greg Love lost his battle with cancer on Christmas Eve 2021

Condolences to Greg’s Family and Friends at their loss; He will no doubt be mingling with his shipmates who have departed before him and many a tale of past exploits will be the order of the day.  Rest in peace Greg, we won’t forget you and your service to your country.

Bob Freeman


Gordon (Jock) Henry Armstrong


From Eileen Armstrong… In loving memory of Gordon Henry Armstrong aka Jock, the Big Fella, Sensei, papa, brother and son, we welcome you to join us for a ‘Poppy Memorial Service’ as we raise a wee (or not so wee) dram and celebrate dads’ life.

The service will be held in Townsville on Saturday the 29th January 2022, at the Mecure Hotel, 166-194 Woolcock Street Service Rd, Townsville, at 11:30am.

For any current and past military servicemen/women, we encourage you to proudly wear your service medals, and for those who are partial to some tartan, to kilt up. We kindly ask that you arrive 15 minutes before the service, and please note, that we will do our best to stream this for the overseas contingency, so stay tuned. We look forward to seeing you and please do share this and help us get the word out.

Eileen, Diane and Jeanie xx

1410845 Kenneth Alfred Walker – 4RAR

It is with sadness that we have been advised today by Ken’s son Desmond of the Passing of his father Kenneth A Walker, D Company Storeman Malaysia, Borne & Vietnam 1968-1969.

No Funeral details to date I will forward when available.

May he Rest In Peace


423223 Silvano Joseph “Joe” DA ROS, 12 Pl D Coy 3 RAR SVN 67 / 68 (and 9 RAR 68 / 69)

Joe died of Lung and Brain Cancer on 06 November 21 at home in Paradise SA. His daughter Debra requested that if anyone had photos of Joe In Uniform she would appreciate a copy as the family have not found any amongst his personal effects.

Copies can be sent to me, Dutchy Lensing, and I will get them to her. Call me on 0418 952 850 for Post or eMail directions.


Sadly, we have been informed by Craig Rickards (Ken’s son-in-law) that Kenneth (Ken) James Tronc passed away in his sleep at home in Mt Gravatt overnight.

Ken is survived by his wife, Judith and daughters Gerri and Carly.

Funeral details are:

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

Time: 1100 hours

Location:  St Bernard’s Catholic Church, 4 Klumpp Road, UPPER MT QLD 4122

Funeral Director: George Harnett Metropolitan Funerals, 42 Gaza Road, Holland Park West QLD 4121 (07) 3849 8411

Medals:  To be worn

Other details, such as Live Streaming etc, will be provided when known and full details will be published in the Courier Mail.

COVID Restrictions:   None at this time, with 200 allowed to attend.

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.


I have been advised that the funeral service for George Cunningham will be at the North Chapel Pinegrove Memorial Park on Wednesday, 12th January 2022, commencing at 11am. 

The park is located on Kington Street, Minchinbury NSW 2770, near the junction of M7 and Great Western Highway.