Funeral Notice: 38836 Ian James Leslie – RAA

A funeral for the late Ian (Blue) Leslie will be held on Tuesday the 22nd of November 2022 at the New Haven Crematorium Stapylton QLD 4207 at 1:00pm. A wake for Ian will be held at 2:00pm at the Woongoolba Bowls Club 342 Cabbage Tree Point Road Stieglitz. Ian was a regular Lance Bombardier Signaller serving alongside Forward Observer Captain John Phillips in Vietnam from April 1967 until March 1968.

Call sign 13 brought artillery fire down for C Company 7RAR. In the Battle of the Bunkers during Operation Coburg February 1968 is memorialized in the book written by GERARD WINDSOR titled “All Day Long The Noise of Battle”.  Ian Leslie was serving in a platoon backing up Captain John Phillips and Michael Williams MM.

Both John Phillips and Michael Williams MM have both sadly passed away and only Graeme Allen is the sole ex Gunner left of call sign 13.

RIP Ian Leslie

Peter Bruce, OAM

Obituary Resource Officer


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