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3166092 ASHBY, Graham James 'Bill'.
7 June 1946 - 13 April 2017.

Graham AshbyLCPL Graham ‘Bill’ Ashby suffered a stroke and passed away on Thursday 13 April, while visiting Da Nang, Vietnam.

Graham served as the 2IC of 3 Section, 10 Platoon, D Company from 19 May to 12 September 1969 when his 1st deployment finished. He also served in SVN with 1ARU, 1RAR, 2RAR and 1ATF during his 2 tours of SVN which was comprised of 1,031 days.

A funeral service was held for Graham at the Allambie Memorial Gardens, Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Nerang, QLD, on Monday 24 April.

The 5 RAR Association was represented by several of Graham’s mates at his funeral service.

Regards,

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor


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217899 Cooper, Richard Ronald 'Speedy'.
11 January 1949 - 28 March 2017.

Richard CooperLCPL Richard ‘Speedy’ Cooper passed away on the evening of Tuesday 28 March at Corowa District Hospital, NSW.

Richard served with 2 Platoon, A Company, first on the Machine Gun and then as a section 2IC. His deployment in Vietnam was from 8 February until 22 September 1969, when he was returned to Australia due to medical reasons.

The funeral service for the Richard will be held on Friday April 7, 2017, at St Andrew's Church, Mary Street, Corowa at 11.00am. A private cremation will follow the service.

Regards,

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor.


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