214699 Cpl ( later Sgt) Brian John Douglas 4 and 5 Pl B Coy 1 RAR Vietnam

I have been advised that Brian Douglas passed away last Wednesday the 17th March 2021 of Brain Cancer at the Bolton Clark Age Care Home Fernhill- Caboolture Qld.

The funeral service will be held on Friday 26th March 2021 at Traditional Funerals 644 Morayfield Road Burpengary Qld 4505. Phone 1300 018 183, I believe the funeral will be live-streamed, please check if you wish to watch the service.


Sadly I advise that Allan Charles McLean passed away at 11:00pm Wednesday 17 March 2021 after a long battle with cancer.

Allan was Pioneer Platoon SGT and Pioneers are rallying around his wife Betty.

Allan’s funeral will be:

 11:00am Wednesday 24 March 2021

Gregson and Weight’s Chapel 5 Gregson Place, Caloundra

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.

5411378 CPL ANGUS MACKAY – 1 RAR Vietnam First Tour

Unfortunately, I have some sad news. 5411378 CPL Angus MACKAY who served in 1 RAR on their first tour of Vietnam passed away on Monday morning 8 March 2021. Angus lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at his farmhouse in Nabawa, Chapman Valley, Western Australia.

Angus was a quiet man, a typical WA farmer and former soldier who was as hard as nails and who had a wicked sense of humour. Angus marched on ANZAC Days with the Northampton District Veterans and always attended the annual Northampton RSL Sub- Branch Dinner. Other than that, he rarely spoke of his army service except sometimes when having a few beers at the Northampton District Bowls Club, of which he was the Club Captain.

Angus will be sadly missed by all his mates here in Northampton, the Chapman Valley and no doubt around the country. He is survived by his wife Diane and three sons.

Funeral Details:

Thursday 18 March at 1230h

Service to be conducted at the Nabawa Community Hall

Followed by the burial at the Nabawa Cemetery

Wake to be held at the Northampton District Bowls Club after the burial service


5714954 Glen MOORE

Sadly I advise that 5714954 Glen MOORE passed away 10th  Mar 2021. Glen had served in SVN with the following Bns –  13-30 Nov 1967 with 2 RAR  then to 7 RAR 1 Dec 67 to 9 Apr 68 and finished with 1 RAR 10 Apr – 2 Jul 1968.  Thus he completed his time with 3 battalions – some feat.

ALAN F DORLING, 1, 2 & 3 RAR KOREA 1953–56

I regret to inform you of the passing and the funeral service of a Korea Veteran and a long member of QLD Korea Veterans Association: Alan F. Dorling, 1RAR, 2RAR and 3 RAR Korea 1953-1956.

Alan had a fall on 5th of March and was going to have a shoulder operation.
On the morning of 8th of March 2021 Alan passed on aged 91.

The Funeral Service for Alan:
11:00 AM Tuesday 16/03/2021
At the Parkview Chapel, Allambie Memorial,
129 Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Nerang QLD 4211


Sadly I inform you of the death of Russell John Grigg, late of Lorne NSW and past member of the Veteranweb Network. Russell passed away in the early hours of Saturday 27 Feb 2021 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was a National Serviceman who served with 131 Div Loc Battery RACS.

A private funeral is planned to take place on Monday the 8th of March in the Chapel of Mark G. Hammond Funeral Services 59 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie 2444

6410152 William (Bill) Cedric Sheean

It is with sincere sadness that I advise of the death of 6410152 William Cedric Sheean yesterday, 24/2/2021 at 9:03am. Bill served with C COY 1RAR during the first tour of Vietnam. Bill fought a mighty battle against cancer. He survived to see his uncle Ted Sheean awarded the Victoria Cross.

He will be missed from 1RAR & C COY gatherings, but always remembered.

Funeral Details:

Bill’s funeral will be held on the 5th March at 2:00pm at the Garden Lawn Cemetry  Maryborough Qld

Medals, please.