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2790749 BETTENS, John Joseph.
25 March 1948 – 14 April 2019.

John BettensPTE John Bettens died on Sunday 14 April, in the South East Regional Hospital, Bega, after a very long battle with cancer.

John was deployed to 1 ARU in South Vietnam on 14 May 1969 and served with them until 3 June. He was then posted to 5 RAR and served with 8 Section, 3 Platoon, A Company for the balance of the Battalion’s 1969-70 Tour of Duty, returning to Australia as a member of the Advance Party.

A Private Cremation will be held for John at Bega and he will be interred in Tamworth, NSW. A Memorial Service will be held in Sydney at a later date and details will be provided as they become available.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor.

4717633 RAFFAN, Peter John "Raff."
2 March 1945 - 2 April 2019.

Peter RaffanPTE Peter ‘Raff’ Raffan died peacefully on Tuesday 2 April in in the Berri General Hospital, SA.

Peter served on the Battalion’s first Tour of South Vietnam 10 May 1966 and returned to Australia aboard the HMAS Sydney on 12 May 1967. Peter served with Company Headquarters of A Company and then with 3 Platoon A Company.

A Funeral Service is to be held in the Riverland Funerals Chapel, 32 Hughes Street, Berri, on Monday April 8 at 14:00hrs, followed by a private cremation at the Riverland Crematorium.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor.

44262 HENDERSON, William John.
6 October 1948 - 25 March 2019.

PTE William ‘Bill’ Henderson died on Monday 25 March due to complications from an injury.

Bill was deployed to South Vietnam on 11 March 1968 and was posted to 1 ARU until 27 May. He then served with 1 RAR for the remainder of their tour. He was then posted to Support Company 5 RAR on 5 February 1969 and served there until his return to Australia on 8 October 1969.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor.