Vale William (Bill) Hutchings VX67864

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.



To The Green Fields Beyond.






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.