Vale 1733611 RICHARD JOHN IRONS – 6RAR 10Pl D Coy Feb 1968 to Sept 1969

It is my sad duty to advise Richard Irons aged 75, passed away Wednesday 10th August in the Mater Private Hospital, Rockhampton with family by his side. He had dealt with Cancer without fuss & a positive outlook since diagnosed last year. Wife Heather (Ex Nurse) & family have been a tower of strength for Richard during this time.

Richard (Dick) joined 6 RAR in February 1968, being one of over 90, of the 10th Intake National Service contingent, in the build-up for the Battalions 2nd tour of Vietnam.

Rod Chandler (MM) was 10 Pl Commander for most of Richard’s Townsville training & Vietnam service said, Dick showed leadership qualities early & eventually became 2IC in the Gun Group overseas. He was always a team player, well respected & loved & played an important part in 10 Pl.
His loyalty to all the Team was paramount to Dicks Character.  RIP DICK

Condolences cards etc can be forwarded to the immediate family: Wife Heather, Children: – Michael, Ruth, David & John at, Heather IRONS & Family, 377 Limestone Creek Road, Yeppoon Q 4703.

Richards Funeral will be held at 10am, Friday19 August 2022, at the Capricorn Coast Uniting Church, 17 Lorikeet Avenue, Yeppoon Q 4703, followed by a Cemetery Burial at Yeppoon.   Umbrellas or hats are recommended.

Heather & the Family wish to invite all to the Yeppoon Bowls Club after the Burial

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, Secretary

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