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Vale Keith Ramsay Johnston (2/10) NX117081 PDF Print E-mail

Keith's son Neil has advised us that Keith passed away on 29th October, 2017.  Keith was 94 years old.  

 

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

 

Keith enlisted for service on the 10th July, 1942.   His basic service details can be viewed here where you can read about his courage as a soldier.  Keith's profile also describes the enormous contribution he made as a member of the Victorian Association Committee for more than 50 years.  He was President in 1980-1981,  Secretary 1975-1997 and Secretary/Treasurer 1998-2008.   Since resigning from the committee he still continued to regularly attend Association events.

 

Funeral Details:   The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Keith Ramsay Johnston was held in the W. D. Rose Chapel, 339 Warrigal Rd, Burwood on THURSDAY (Nov. 2, 2017) commencing at 10.00 a. m. No flowers were requested, but donations to the Cabrini Foundation were appreciated. Envelopes were available at the Chapel. Private Cremation.

 

The Order of Service containing family and Regiment tributes can be viewed here.

 

Sun Herald Tributes 30/10/2017

 

 JOHNSTON. Keith Ramsay. 09.06.1923 29.10.2017 NX117081 Devoted and dearly beloved husband of Margery (dec.). Much loved father of Ian and Neil and father-in-law of Angela and Mandy. Cherished Grandfather of Anna, Amelia, David, Sally and Laura, loved Great-Grandfather of Abigail and Ella. A loving, caring and wonderful family man who will always be in our hearts and minds. Thanks to the staff at Cabrini Prahran for the special care and attention they gave him.

 

JOHNSTON. Keith. NX117081 6th Division Cavalry Commando Regiment A soldier died today Jim Muir

 

JOHNSTON. Keith Ramsay. The members of Lodge Liberation No. 674 mourn the passing of their esteemed Brother Keith Johnston, a respected and loyal Freemason for over 70 Years who passed to the Grand Lodge Above on 29 October 2017. May he rest in Peace and Rise in Glory. Darren Wright, Master Neil Nyholm, Almoner

 

 

Sun Herald 02/11/2017 - Our Victorian Association Tribute

 

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JOHNSTON. Keith Ramsay. NX117081

2/6 Division Cavalry (Commando) Regiment and 2nd Cavalry Regiment Association (VIC).   Past Association President and Secretary and 50 plus years on committee.

To The Greenfields Beyond

 

 
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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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.

 
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