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This important section informs us of the passing of close friends. If a passed mate is not presented in this section, please take the time to inform us. Also if you have details regarding our past colleagues, ie, Dates, Nick names, Instrument played, Rank when paid off etc, please leave a message under the Band Room "Share with everyone" section and we will update accordingly.
Thanks to  Jim Hawkins, Ralph Daines, Brian Ellis, Bill Farrell, Ron Henry, John Lennon and Don Buntine for collating the original Vale and Mick Wortham for advising of Band members that passed away at Rookwood.

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Ashton (OBE), Cedric. Passed away in 2001. 1911 - 2001, WW2, French Horn & Cello. OBE for services to music.

Argent, Max. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). POMusn, Trumpet.

Atkins, John (JC). Passed away on the 11/05/2010. Born 3/08/1942. Trumpet.

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Ball, G.R (Curly). Passed away on the 16th of July, 1978 aged 65. R19837, Chief Bandmaster.

Barry, Wally. Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

Bastra, Sonia. Passed away April 2001. AMusn, Clarinet

Blatch, Trevor (Bluey). Has Passed Away. (Details To Be Updated)

Bollard, R.B. Passed Away On The 28th Of November 1957 Aged 57. 2740, Bandsman.

Boon, Rodney (Danny). Has passed away. (Details to be updated)ABMusn, Trombone.

Bourne, George. Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

Bowen, William (Bill). Passed away on the 31st of July 2014 aged 89.

Boyle, Trevor. Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

Bowen, William (Bill). Passed away in August 2014

Briglia, Antonio Michael. Bandsman Wounded in Action on HMAS Australia, Died 11th February 1945

Britten-Jones Phillip, Passed away on the 23rd of October 2015. 1952 - 1972 CPOMusn

Buckley, Peter. Passed away in the mid 60's. (Details to be updated)

Burgess, Doug. Passed away 23/07/2011. Ex RAN Band 2nd World War.

Buckley, Peter. Tragically died in a motorbike accident in 1966.

Butler, (Shorty). Has passed away. (Details to be updated). Tenor Saxophone, 70's.

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Cant, Stuart. Passed away in July 2014

Carkeet, Ron (Petals). Has passed away. (Details to be updated). CPO Musn, Euphonium.

Carr, Ron. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). CPOMusn.

Clifton, Ron. Passed away on the 24th February 2013Flute/Piano

Cockerill, Ken. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Collinson, Malcolm (Rex). Passed away on the 10th of May 2014. Born on the 25th of March 1937. CPOMusn, Tuba.

Cooper, Doug. Passed away on the 3/04/2000.

Connelly, John Francis Bernard. Passed away on the 5/5/2013. Born 10/5/1948. Joined the Navy Band on the 3rd June 1963 and paid off as a LCDR Chaplin 2003.

Coutts Geoff (Digga). Has passed away. (Details to be updated). WOMusn, Percussion.

Coxon, Don. Passed away on the 23/09/1999. Born, 10/11/1927. LT CDR, Ex DOM.

Cummings, John. Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

Curtis, J.T.T. Passed away on the 4th of September 1954 aged 71. 8197, Bandsman.

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Dalby, Gordon. Passed away on the 4th of April 2011. R51512, Musn, Clarinet/Tenor Sax.

Dasczyk, Richard (Dick), Passed away on the 4/6/2012. French Horn. Born 18/02/1947.

Davenport, H. J. Passed away on the 11thof December 1985 aged 75. 21338, Bandsman

Day, Jack. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Dawes, (Lofty). Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Dean, Doug. Has passed away. (Details to be updated.) ABMusn, Trombone.

Demeral, Andrew (Andy) Thomas. Passed away on the 27th of September 2014

DeVaurno, Ray. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). ABMusn, French Horn.

Dixon, Brian James. Passed away on the 21st August, 2013

Dickinson, Robert. Passed away on the 28th of November 1968 aged 22. R62349, Bass.

Dorney, Jack. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Driscoll, Keith. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Duncombe, George Edward. Passed away on the 9th of August 2015 aged 89. Served from September 1948 to December 1953.

Duniam, Neville. Passed away on the 25/7/2012 at the age of 85. Trombone. Ex President and Vice President of the Queensland Band Association.

Duthie, Paul. Passed away on the 6th of November 2016

Dunstan, A.K. Passed away on the 26th of February 1945 aged 25. 24862, Bandsman.
 
 

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Elliget, Walter. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

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Faye, Ricky. Passed away on the 30/01/1996. LMusn.

Fahey (OAM), Ray. Passed away on the 30/03/2012.

Fisher, Danny. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

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Gailer, Robin Roy (Bob) Passed away on the 26th of June 2017. 7/8/1953-16/6/2017 R107565

Greedy, Fred. Passed away on the 27/08/1998. POMusn, Then LCDR (Schoolie). Clarinet.

Gullick, Norm. Passed away on the 14/09/2005. Born 10/09/1927. LT CDR, Ex-DOM.

Guy, Bert. Passed away on the 4/02/2000.

Greedy, Ashley William, Commander AM, RAN (rtd). Passed away on the 26th of January 2016 Norfolk Island.

Greer, Ray. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Gray, (Shorty). Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

Grant, J.R (Tubby). Passed away on the 26th of August 1999 aged 92. 14107, Bandsman.

Green, Bob. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

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Halliday, Bardyn (Slim). Passd away on the 11/01/2012. WOMusn. Percussion.

Halliday, Myles (Speed) Passed away on the11th of October 2010 aged 73. R49281, LMusn.

Hanratty, Dennis Has passed away (Details to be updated)

Harris, Jack. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Hassall, Max. Passed away on the 02/10/2011. Tuba/String Bass.

Head, (Scoops). Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Hibbert, Ces. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Higgins, Chris. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Hughes, Colin LS Musn ex-RM. (Struck & killed by a vehicle while on duty in Cairns for Navy Week). 22nd September, 2012.

Hooker, George. Passed away on the 20/03/2002. LT CDR, MBE, AUA, LRAM RAN (Rtd), Ex-DOM. Joined 16/03/1936, Paid off, 06/02/1970.

Hopkins, Phil. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). PO Musn Trombone.

Hourigan, J.H. Passed away on the 21st of August 1986 aged 66. 54304, CPOMusn.

Horton, Ken. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

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Ingram, Phil (Stoney) Passed away March 2011.

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James, Bill (Friday). Died of a tragic Bike accident on the 18th of June 2017

Jeff, Maurie, (Moose). Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Jones, Ernest (Ernie) Cyril. Passed away 1999. 2nd WW Veteran, Royal Marines. Trombone.

Jones, Phil CPOMusn. Passed away in October 2015. Trumpet Joined in 1952 as an Adult entry.

Johnstone, R.F.D. Passed away on the 29th of November 1952 aged 88. 25684, Bandsman.

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Killick, Charles. Passed away on the 7/08/2000.

Kirkwood, Ron. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). POMusn. Trumpet.

Knight, (Bogey). Has passed away. (Details to be updated). Trumpet.

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Lambert, Tom (RM). Passed away on the 31/10/2012.

Large, Ron (Akky). Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

Lawford, (Specs). Has passed away. (Details to be updated). AB Musn, French Horn.

Le Dan, Lyndon (Puss) John. Passed away on the 22nd of October 2014.

Lewer, Ray. Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

Lewis, Desmond Henry. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

Lowry, Don (Zonk). Passed away 01/11/2005. CPOMusn. Ex- Royal Marines, Aged 81 years.

Lunn, Frank. Has passed away on the 1/6/1992 aged 71. CPO Musn. Bandmaster.

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McKaskill, Hector. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). Euphonium.

MacKenzie, Ron (Bandie Mac). Has passed away. (Details to be updated). POMusn/Bandmaster, Tuba/String Bass.

Mansell, Darryl Craig. Passed away on the 11th January 2014. Born on the 15th of November 1948.

Mansfield, Ken. Passed away on the 24/06/1998. Percussion.

McAuley, Angus Campbell. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Band Corporal, WW 2.

McCabe, Les (Ming). Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

McCathy, Bill. Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

McLeod, Jim. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

McNally, Wayne. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Melandri, Percy Ernest. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

Mitchell, John. Passed away in 1954/55. Tenor Sax.

Mulhall, John Dillon. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

Musinskis, Bob.Has passed away. (Details to be updated). PO Musn, Clarinet.

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Napier, Hec. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Newham, Greg. Died on the 14/12/2012. Born on the 6/11/1953. Percussionist.

Nichols, Terry "Tubby". Passed away on the 31/12/2012. RAN Band 1950-1960. Trombone, Tuba, Eupho & Bass Drum.

Nixon, Neville. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Noonan, Jack. Passed away on the 9th of September 2014.

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O'Leary, Kevin "Paddy". Passed away 29th October 2012.

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Page, Percy. Passed away on the 22/09/2000. Born 04/05/1905.

Palmer, L.C.Passed away on the 10th April 1979 aged 73. 9445, Band CPL.

Partington, Arnold. Departed this life 16/04/1941. HMAS Canberra, Off the coast of East Africa, Bandsman, WW 2

Partington, Lesley Warbuton. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

Partington, Perce. Departed this life 30/03/2001. Youngest of the three Brothers, HMAS Perth Prisoner of War, Bandsman, WW 2

Pearce, Eric. passed away on the 4/7/2013. Born 23/7/1945, Joined as a Jnr musician on Trumpet.

Pelham, Frederick Charles. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

Pollock, Desmond. Passed away on the 16th of December 2014

Pople, Alfred Herbert. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Band Corporal, WW 2.

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Rayner, F.M. Passed away on the 16th of June 1965 aged 72. 15175, Band CPL.

Rees, E.M. Passed away on the 4th of May 1963 aged 53. 20703, Chief Bandmaster.

Reid, Paul. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Reynolds, Jim. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). 2nd LEUT, RM Bandmaster. (Then Sin Bosun).

Ridley, Bob "Ant",  Passed away on the 22nd September 2012. Wanneroo.WA.

Rose, Peter. Passed away on the 13th of May 2012. Trombone.

Russell, (OAM), Geoff. Has passed away. (Details to be updated) WOMusn, French Horn.

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Sawbidge, George William. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

Saunders, Ken Has passed away (Details to be updated). Clarinet.

Simm, Geoff. Passed away June 2005. AB Musn, Tenor Saxophone.

Slim, Victor Raymond. Passed away on the 14th of April 2014. Born on the 17th August 1941.

Sparkes, Eric (Buggsy). Passed away March 2006. Bass, (Ex-RAN 52-60)

Sparks, L.C. Passed away on the 7th of July 1950 aged 54. 1793, Bandsman

Sproule, R J, (Bob). Passed away in 2001. Saxophone.

Steans, Peter. Passedaway in 2001. Clarinet.

Stear, Ernest Victor. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandmaster, WW 2.

Stevens, Horace John. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

Stucas, John (Sniff). Passed away on the 21/07/1982. Born 26/10/1956.

Suhonen, Ilka Jouka. Passed away on the 16th of August 2009, aged 59 years.

Suhr, Chris. Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

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Taylor, Charles Linn "Jock" passed away on the 12th of December 2013, aged 80 years.

Toovey, Donald Robert, Passed away on the 9th of December 2013, Aged 76.

Trimble, John Clement. Has passed away (Details to be updated). Served from 1934 to 1946. Born 09/09/1910.

Trivett, Don. Has passed away. (Details to be updated)

Turner, C.D.K. Passed away on the 25th of February 1991 aged 72. 22180, Bandsman.

Tyler, Charles Desmond. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

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Ward, Frank. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Ward, Ray. Passed away on the 17/04/2000. RANR 1949-1954, Active Reserve, 1958-1976.

Warren, Vincent. Departed this life 19/11/1942. HMAS Sydney Bandsman, WW 2.

Watford, Kevin. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). LEUT. Bandmaster RAN.

Weldon, E.G.H. passed away on the 22nd of February 1962 aged 53. 19446, Bandsman.

White, Ian. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Whittaker, Frank. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Whitmore, Tom. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Whitmore, Merv. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Widdicombe, Margaret (Marg). Mother of all Bandies, loving wife of John passed away on the 13th of  August 2014.

Widdison, Bob. Has passed away. (Details to be updated).

Williams, Ian. Has passed away. (Details to be updated). CPOMusn.

Williams, G E. Passed away on the18th of July 2003, aged 91. 20643, Bandsman.

Wood, A.R, Passed away on the 29th of August 1986 aged 68. 24551, Band CPL.

Worth, Graham George. Passed away on the 17th of April 2014. Born on the 29th of October 1934.

Wright, Graham "Old Shiner" Sadly Passed away in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 




 

 


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