Vale 213548 Thomas William John Lupton APM – C COY 1RAR – 1965-66

Hello Ray,

It is with a very sad heart that I must tell you Tom Lupton died last Thursday night apparently from a heart attack. Tom was the President of the Nelson Bay Sub-Branch and had recently undergone knee replacement surgery. I was only talking to him last week and he told me his knees were fine and he had a successful recovery. Tom lost his wife last year so it’s a double blow for his family.

My mate, Bill Harvey gave me the news and said he would let me know when his funeral will be held, probably after Monday. He also said the NSW Police will be providing an honour guard but that’s all I can tell you for now.

I was thinking of going away for my birthday next week, but I will stay for his funeral. I was looking forward to having a drink with him at our next Sub Branch meeting on the 18th but it will now be a wake instead.

I hope you and your family are happy and healthy.

All the best

Pete Lindwall

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