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Bob Nash (WebMaster)

10 September 2008


Graham passed away in Gladstone Qld on Tuesday 2 September 2008, after a short battle with cancer. He had just recently celebrated his 63rd birthday.

Graham was called-up for National Service in April 1966. He arrived at Nui Dat, Vietnam, in March 1967 as part of the advance party for 6 Ordnance Field Park (Det). He completed his tour and returned to Australia in February 1968. He was discharged from his National Service obligations in April 1968 and returned to his civilian job with Wyper Brothers in Gladstone. Graham and his wife Sandra, whom he married before going to Vietnam, settled into life in Gladstone. They raised three children, Paul, Craig and Lee.

Graham was activley involved in community matters in Gladstone, especially in his children's sporting activites. He was a longstanding member of the Gladstone RSL Sub Branch and was the Branch President for many years.

A large attendance at his funeral service on Monday 8 September 2008 was testament to his community spirit. Graham will be sadly missed by his wife Sandra and his children Paul, Craig and Lee, their partners and Graham's grand children as well as the Gladstone RSL community and his OFP Vietnam mates.

As a tribute to Graham, Lawrie O'Neill (6 OFP Det) has penned the following lines:-


Mateship is a golden chain that links our friends so near
A chain that can't be broken as we travel through the years
Nothing can destroy it for as long as we all live
So let us all be grateful for what Graham's mateship gives
We all must travel through life's seasons and the winter of our dying
A desolate time of heartfelt hurt, the grieving and the crying
So let's just now remember Graham not by earthly treasures
But by his mates and loved ones, which is how a man is measured

"Lest we forget"

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