COL Raymond, John Stanley AM, OBE, RFD, ED (Retd) passed
25 Apr 2021, aged 92, loving husband of Val for 60 years.
He was the CO of the Regiment 1965 - 1967 and HONCOL 1983
-1988. He has been a member of SAMRA for 27 years.
LT Anthony, Ronald, Jack Booker passed
away Sunday, 10 Jan 2021, he
served 6 yrs, B Sqn, 3/9 SAMR, OCTU 7, 1 Troop Leader in B
Sqn, 3/9 SAMR, A Sqn T.O., RLO.
21 April 1943 - 19 March 2020
M.R. (Roger) Burzacott RFD (Retd) passed
away Thursday, 19 Mar 2020, he went quickly and peacefully
with his family by his side. Roger was OC of A Squadron 3/9
LH (SAMR) from 1989-1991 and HONCOL from 2005-2011 and has
been a life member of SAMRA for 29 years.
LT Douglas Haynes passed
away Thursday, 27 Sep 18, Douglas was a member of SAMRA for
6 years. His son MAJ Malcolm Haynes said that he was one of
the first members of 3rd/9th South Australian Mounted Rifles
he joined in July 1948 when the unit was re-raised after WW2.
8 June 1935 -
12 May 2018
M. (Murray) Alexander RFD, ED (Retd) passed
away Saturday, 12 May 18 after recent cancer surgery. Murray
was the last Commanding Officer of 3/9 SAMR in 1974 and has
been a Life Member of SAMRA for 31 years.
January, 1942 - 26 September, 2017
Lewis passed away 26 Sep 17
aged 75 he has been a life member of SAMRA for 11 years and served in B Sqn circa
1960 to 1964.
Mark Boon passed away 11 Sep
17 aged 82 he has been a life member of SAMRA for 22 years.
Johnson MM passed away in the
Flinders Medical Centre on Tue, 11 Jul 17 aged 95 he has been a member of SAMRA
for 19 years.
Brian Long Mick Brook advised
that Brian (Longy) Long passed away last week, his funeral will be held at Simplicity
Funerals, Main Nth Rd, Enfield at 10.00am Friday 14. Brian was a popular member
of the Unit, he was originally in B Sqn at Gawler but I have memories of him when
he was working on the Tilly providing us with much needed diesel during our AFX
resups. Brian was a member of SAMRA for 23 year and marched with us on ANZAC Day
from 2005 - 2009 until he was too unwell to continue..David Mercer
I have fond memories of Longy especially his jerry can of 'cold tea - port'on
C.B. (Cedric) Wells OAM, ED (Retd) passed
away after a short illness on Friday, 7 Jul 17 aged 91. Cedric was the Commanding
Officer of 3/9 SAMR from 1971 - 1974 and the Honourary Colonel of the Regiment
1977 - 1983. He has been a Life Member of SAMRA since 1987.
Peter Coghlan - I wish to advise he died peacefully on 2nd July 2017 after
a short battle with lung cancer aged 94. Pa was the last man to continue to march
in the Melbourne ANZAC Day parade for his unit (missing only this year due to
illness). A march that he was so proud to be a part of and we had the honour of
sharing this day with him over the last 25 years.
(Bill ) Milton - It is with sadness
I advise that dad passed away peacefully on October 5, 2016 at Eldercare, Evanston
Park. Mum (Gloria) had died 5 days earlier, on Sept 29. They were buried together
after a double funeral on 13 October 2016. Both were aged 92. Dad had served with
2/9 Aust Armd Regt from 1942 until 1945. He was a loyal member of the 2/9 Assn
and served as its president for a term in the 1980s. A life member of 2/9 AARGA
he used to place the Regimentís memorial crosses near the War Memorial in North
Terrace, assisted by other AARGA members...Kay Milton
433823 LCPL John Sampson was
cremated on 24 Nov 2016. John's last posting with the Unit
was with 1 Tp which was located at Warradale at the time.
He served in the Unit from 1972 - 1986 and was a member of
SAMRA for thirteen years. He marched on ANZAC Day in 2007,
2009 and 2012 before he became to ill to continue marching
October 1952 - 9 October 2015
SGT Breck Donald Waterman passed
away on Friday, 9 Oct 15 aged 62 years, after a seven week battle with lung cancer.
Breck served in the Sqn from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, he was parading
mostly with the Warradale Tp and was TP SGT to Peter Byass 1982-83. Breck joined
SAMRA in 1982 and has been a life member for 28 years.
Pte Robert James Duncan passed
away on 8 Aug 15, aged 93 years. Robert saw active service in the Pacific with
2nd/9th AARG from 1941-43 and later he served with the 2/9 Infantry Bn in 1944-45.
April 1922 - 4 July 2015
(Rex) Lipman AO, ED passed
away peacefully on the 4 Jul 15 after a short illness, aged 93 years. He was the
Commanding Officer of the Regiment from 1961 - 1963.
He was the CO of the Regiment during
the time I served. On his first camp as CO at Cultana, he had us dig a command
pit ( known as the coal hole) over which a large tent was erected with steps down
into....given our Cavalry role I always thought that was unusual and we said it
reflected his infantry training... Quite often he wore odd socks....In deed, he
was a character......Wayne Vantenac.
am pleased that Rex was able to attend the 67th Birthday of his Regiment on 30th
May 2015 and speak about its beginning in 1948. He was a remarkable man, dynamic
and generous. We will all miss him, Nick Williams AM RFD FAICD, President, AUR
411343 Christopher Stokes RFM (CAPT Retd) passed away
at 0130 h on the 10 Jun 15, aged 71 years. He was a life member
of SAMRA for 15 years. Chris enlisted in the Regiment in 1966
at Unley as a Tpr and was later posted to A Sqn and in 1967
was promoted to CPL. Chris then discharged and later re-enlisted
in 1980 at Warradale again as a Tpr, he then went onto OCTU
in 1980 and was promoted to the rank of LT in 1982. After
he was commissioned he was posted to 8 TPT SQN (RACT). Chris
retired in 1993 as a CAPT in HQ 9 BDE.
Maddison passed away peacefullly 21 Nov 13, aged 92. When he first enlisted
he was knocked back because of health issues, after he fixed up those issues he
reapplied and passed the medical. He wanted to join 2nd/9th Australian Armoured
Regimental Group because he had some mates there. He trained at Pucka and in the
jungles of Queensland and finished up in the Islands,well versed in tank warfare.
Most of his time in the army was as a "Donr" or in other words a Despatch rider.
He also recieved a Certificate of appreciation from the 2nd/9th Association for
all the work he did - Brian Maddison (son).
O'Callahan was taken by a cancer on 17 Sep 13, Mick OíCallahan was in 1
Troop as a M113 Driver. For 2 years he was my driver when I was Tp Ldr at Gawler.
He was great mates with Wally Walton.- Jim Kennelly.
CAPT Clarrie Mitchell ED passed away peacefully and suddenly on 30 Mar
13, aged 80 years.
"I spent a good part of my life (some 14 years) in the Regiment serving with
Clarrie as he advanced through the ranks and the various posts we both held. I
am pleased to say, I am glad to have know him and many a time we would discuss
the pros & cons of Regimental life involving both social & operational activities.
In some respects he was a mentor to me and many others through out my army life.
Ask a question you got the right answer and friendly advice even when he held
the rank of Sergeant Major and I was a baggy arse Corporal. He was one of the
first to congratulate both Ron Richards (now deceased) and I, when we were both
promoted to 2nd. Lieutenant within the Regiment, OCTU started after that. He was
a man of integrity who had the respect of those around him and one you would readily
follow. If it is at all possible, I would appreciate it, if you could pass on
my few thoughts to the family and offer our sincere condolences from June & Wayne
Van Tenac, Panton Hill, Victoria. Whilst, I will not be at the Service on Tuesday,
I will be there in thought.", Regards Wayne Van Tenac
news about Clarrie, he was a Lieutenant in A Sqn. When I first joined the Regiment,
I had a lot to do with my early training. Iím sure all of us who served with Clarrie
will remember his gruff but friendly manner." Regards Mike Phillips.
Captain C F Mitchell ED has seniority date of 5 December 1957 as a Lieutenant.
He was promoted to temporary captain on 1 July 1968, he was a WO2 before being
commissioned. He may have originally enlisted in 3/9 SAMR in 1948, the year the
Regiment was established. When the regiment was reduced to a squadron in 1975,
Clarrie was chosen as the Tech O and left the Squadron in 1976." Regards
remember Clarrie and his brother, known as Clacker. From his home in theCherry
Gardens area in an old truck he arrived at the Thomas Street depot for an evening
parade. My vague recollection is that before they went home they had swapped its
gearbox for one they had in the back of their truck. Perhaps the LAD obliged with
some tools"...Cedric Wells
was a WO2 when I joined the Regt in 1959. He remained as such, doing various jobs,
until about 1963 when Capt Hill made him leader of a training troop. He stayed
in troop leader positions of various A Sqn troops until I left the Regt late in
362125 CAPT John Stobart passed away at 2.30am this morning,
6 Dec 12, aged 71 years. He was very brave in his fight against his cancer but
at the end it was peaceful and pain free. Thank you all for your ongoing care
and well wishes.
Peter, Matthew and the Stobart family.
Kenneth Phillip Charles Ruddock passed
away peacefully after a long battle with cancer and general ill health on 29 January
2012, aged 62 years.
Ozbert (Ossie) Quirk recently
passed away aged 95 years. He was the OC of the Signals Squadron when he landed
at Labuan. After WWII he became the President of the Auckland Officers club and
was the Past President of the NZ AIF Association.
Geoffrey Quirk (Son).
LT Harold Ernest Shipp
passed away peacefully on 9 October 2011, aged 89 years.
SX12739 Tpr L.V. Rogers was a long serving member of HQ
Squadron and was with that sqn when he landed on Labuan.
SX14202 Tpr Rex Gum
served in HQ and A Sqn for a limited period and then transferred out. He was young
and and a keen soldier.
Corporal G.T.J. Wrench was
one of the few remaining NCO's of the 2/9 Aust Armd Regt, he passed away on 2
June 2011 in Victoria. Gordan was Corporal of 4 Troop, A Squadron (my old squadron).,
and was a fine tank commander. He was an excellent soldier, well liked by his
crew. He was also a fine athlete and at one stage held the divisional quarter
mile title (running). He was a good leader and well regarded by all, He was with
his troop at the Brunei assault.
Norman Edmund Lavis 8/11/37 -
25/2/2011 passed away on 25 February 2011. Norm was my Troop Sergeant at B Sqn
Gawler when I was first commissioned as a 2nd Lt and got my first Troop. Ellis