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2412308 SCALES, John Frederick "Scalsey."
16 October 1943 - 31 October 2022.

John ScalesPTE John ‘Scalsey’ Scales died on Monday 31 October, he had been ill for awhile and suffered an aneurysm.

John enlisted on 28 July 1965, completed his recruit training at 1 RTB and corps training at Infantry Centre. On 26 May 1966 he deployed to 1 ARU in Vietnam and in July that year was transferred to Support Company 5 RAR. When the Reconnaissance Platoon was formed he applied and was accepted. John served with the Battalion and returned to Australia on 12 May 1967. In January 1969 he joined 5 Section,1 Division Provost Company. John returned to Vietnam with 7 RAR in February 1970 until March 1971. He completed his service in July 1971.

A Funeral Service will be held for John at the Bathurst Crematorium Chapel at 1400hrs on Friday 11 November and a wake to be held later at Bathurst RSL.

Have been advised that John's funeral will be live streamed Here beginning at 2pm. Enter code 4564

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor