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Vale Edward Frederick Byrne (2/7) NX58832 PDF Print E-mail

We have been advised that Ted passed away on 8th August, 2017 at the age of 96 years.  

 

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family, friends and to all those that loved him.

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To The Green Fields Beyond.

 

 

LEST WE FORGET

 

Ted enlisted for service on the 11th July, 1940.   His basic service details can be viewed here and his detailed service details can be viewed here

 

A profile of Ted is posted on the Randwick Petersham Cricket Club website under the heading 'The Silent Heroes'.  It can be viewed here but you will need to scroll down until you come to Ted's profile.

 

 

From Harry Bell:

Ted's children Gail and Gary, have provided the following potted history of Ted's extra-military life.  They are very sorry not to have been able to advise us of his funeral details; this was because they were unable to ascertain the details until the very last moment due to some family problem.   Gail has had a bad few weeks, the stress of her father's death not helping her with a flu attack.  May I extend to her and her elder brother the sympathy of the Commando Association and of the 2/6 Cav (Commando) Regiment Association. 

From Gary and Gail (Ted’s elder son and his daughter)

Ted was born to William and Edith Byrne on 23 May, 1921 in what was then the bushlands of Campsie, NSW.  He was the seventh child of a seventh child (his mother) and he always considered this as lucky (although not quite as lucky as the seventh son of a seventh son).  He did very well scholastically at school and loved his cricket at his local Croydon Park Club where he won trophies as an all rounder.

After the War and his service in Malaya with the Royal Sussex Regiment to which he had been seconded, Ted returned to Australia and civilian life again.  He married his wartime sweetheart, Betty Reta Chamberlain, at Sydney in 1946 and they went on to have three children, Garry, Gail and Teddy.  Although Ted and Betty later divorced they remained close and especially loved being together with their grandsons Christopher and Ted's beloved dog, Jason, and later with Luke.
Ted worked for some time at the stockbrokers Joseph Palmer and Sons.  Ted set up his business as the Sydney agent for some of Melbourne's finest fashion manufacturers and built it up in Culwulla Chambers to being one of the most respected in Sydney.

Being a man who loved building, Ted built himself three homes before finding his "spot in life", a rugged steep block of land at Northbridge on Sailor's Bay.  He then proceeded to build the home for his family which he continued to add to or change through the rest of his life.  He spent his last years happily living on a property in the Northern Rivers of NSW where he still indulged his love of building.

As by then the owner of Culwulla Chambers in Castlereagh St, in the 1990's Ted renovated and Strata titled this beautiful old building which, when completed in 1912, was Sydney's controversial first skyscraper at about 50 metres in height.  It sparked a decades long ban of buildings over 45 metres due to them being a fire hazard because fire hoses could not reach such great heights!

 

 
Vale Albert (Bert) Martin Potter (2/9) VX147458 PDF Print E-mail

We have been advised that Bert passed away on 19th November, 2016 at the age of 92 years.  

 

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family, friends and to all those that loved him.

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To The Green Fields Beyond.

 

 

LEST WE FORGET

 

Bert enlisted for service on the 25th November, 1943.   His basic service details can be viewed here.

 

Tributes published in the Herald Sun on 23/11/2016

 

POTTER. Albert Martin. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 92 Years Young A life well lived Beloved Dad, Grandfather, Father in-law and Friend. You will always be in our thoughts and forever loved. R. I. P. Martin, Sally, John, Josh and Pamela. 

 

POTTER. Albert (Bert). The Directors, Members and Staff of Box Hill Golf Club express their sincere sympathy to the Potter family on the sad passing of Bert, a respected member of the Club.  

 Association Tribute published in the Herald Sun on 29/11/2016

POTTER. Tpr Albert (Bert). VX147458 2/6 Div Cav Cdo Regt and 2 Cav Association. To The Green Fields Beyond

 
Vale William (Bill) Hutchings VX67864 PDF Print E-mail

We have been advised by Bill's daughter Rhondda Booth that Bill passed away on 8th October, 2016 at the age of 100 years 6 months.  

 

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family, friends and to all those that loved him.

 

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To The Green Fields Beyond.

 

 

LEST WE FORGET

 

 

During the Second World War Bill was posted to 2/1 Tank Attack Regiment which joined forces with 2/6 Cavalry Commando Regiment at Dove Bay, east of Wewak in New Guinea for a major assault on the Japanese forces.   Post war Bill was made an Associate Member of the Victorian Association of 2/6 Cavalry Commando Regiment.

 

Pre war Bill joined the militia on the 1st March, 1937 and was given the Service Number V33584.  He enlisted for service in the Second World War on 13th December 1941 and his new Service Number was VX67864.

 

Bill's basic service record for the militia can be viewed here and his basic World War 2 Service can be viewed here.

 

Family Tribute:

HUTCHINGS. William Arthur. VX67864  Passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2016 at Wonthaggi Hospital, aged 100 years.  Son of Harry and Martha Hutchings (dec. ), brother of Emily (dec. ), Harry and Dulcie (dec. ). Beloved husband of Reene (dec. ). Caring father of Barbara, William, Rhondda and Leslie. Father-in- law of Noel (dec. ), Melba, John (dec. ), and Catherine. Grandfather of Gavin, Samantha, Simon, Sharon, Leanne, Robert, Belinda and Russell. Great grandfather of James, Scott, Kimberley, Benjamin and Jacob. A wonderful family man who will be sadly missed.    Always remembered and forever in our hearts.

 

Funeral Details:

The Funeral Service for Bill was held at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princes Hwy, Springvale on FRIDAY (Oct. 14, 2016) commencing at 1.45 p. m. in the Blair Chapel.  A Burial followed in the AJ Holt Lawn Cemetery.

 

 

 
Vale Conrad (Con) Bell (2/7) VX107898 PDF Print E-mail

We have been advised that Con passed away on 3rd September, 2016 at the age of 93.  

 

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family, friends and to all those that loved him.

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To The Green Fields Beyond.

 

 

LEST WE FORGET

 

 

A eulogy written by 2/6 Vet Keith Johnston can be read here.

 

Con enlisted on the 9th August, 1942 at Hampton in Victoria.  His war service details can be viewed here.

 

Tributes to Con published in the Herald Sun can be viewed here.

 

The following Funeral Notice for Con was published in the Herald Sun on 6th September, 2016:

BELL. A Service to celebrate the life of the late Mr Conrad (Con) Bell will be held at the WD Rose Chapel, 139 Marriage Rd, Brighton on FRIDAY (Sept. 9, 2016) commencing at 2.30pm. Private cremation. No flowers by request, donations in lieu to Mesothelioma Cancer Council Australia would be appreciated, envelopes available at the Chapel.

 
Vale Kenneth Walter Buckler (2/10) NX191513 PDF Print E-mail

We have been advised that Ken passed away on 16th July, 2016 at the age of 92.  

 

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family, friends and to all those that loved him.

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To The Green Fields Beyond.

 

 

LEST WE FORGET

 

 

Ken enlisted on the 3rd January, 1944 at Canungra in Queensland.  His war service details can be viewed here.

 
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