16 August 1941 – 26 July 2022

PTE John ‘Stubbsy’ Stubbs died on Tuesday 26 July in the Maclean District Hospital, NSW, he had not been well for a long time.

John enlisted in February 1962, and completed his recruit training at 1 RTB and Corps training at Infantry Centre. He joined 1 RAR in November of that year. For 2 years John served with HQ 28 Commonwealth Infantry Brigade Group in Singapore and Thailand. He joined 5 RAR in October 1965 and deployed to South Vietnam, as a rifleman with Support Section CHQ of Charlie Company, aboard HMAS Sydney, on 22 April 1966. He continued in that position for the full 1966-67 tour of SVN and returned to Australia on 12 May 1967. John completed his six-year term and was discharged in February 1968.

A Funeral Service will be held for John at the Uniting Church, Angourie Road Yamba on Saturday 6th August at 1.30pm.


Gary Townsend

5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor


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