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2789755 WARD, George Richard.
30 January 1947 - 16 August 2019.

George WardPTE George Ward died in hospital mid-morning on Friday 16 August, he had been in care for the last couple of years suffering from Alzheimer's.

George deployed to South Vietnam for the full term of the Battalion’s 1969-70 tour of duty. He served with 6 Section 5 Platoon B Company operating as the section’s tail-end Charlie for most of the time. George was well liked by his mates and considered a ‘good guy’.

The funeral service for George is:

16:30hrs, Friday 23 August at Pettigrew Family Funerals, 12 Harris St, Wallsend, NSW, 2287. Medals to be worn and an RSL Poppy Service will be included.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

2788408 O’MARA, William Owen "Bill."
24 April 1947 - 3 August 2019.

William O'Mara 5RARPTE William ‘Bill' O’Mara died on the evening of Saturday 3 August, he had not been travelling well for a while.

Bill served with 5 RAR in South Vietnam with 9 Section 6 Platoon B Company on the Battalion’s 1969-70 Tour.

He was involved in the Battle of Binh Ba when B Company cordoned and the searched the village of Duc Trung, on 7 June 1969. Bill was medically repatriated to Australia in August 1969.

A Funeral Service will be held for Bill on Wednesday 14th August at William Cole Funerals, 60 Nettlefold St, Belconnen, ACT at 13.30hrs.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

55069 SLATER, Robert "Slatts."
2 January 1942 - 23 July 2019.

Robert Slater 5RARCPL Robert ‘Slatts’ Slater died on Tuesday 23 July, he had been residing in an aged care facility for some time.

Bob served as a section commander in 2 Platoon A Company for the Battalion’s full 1966-67 tour of South Vietnam.

He returned to South Vietnam with the Battalion in 1969, serving with the same sub-unit. He was WIA in March 1969 when the vehicle he was travelling in hit a mine. Bob was medically repatriated to Australia in November 1969.

A Funeral Service will be held for Bob at Metropolitan Funeral Home Chapel, 174 Anzac Ave, Kippa-Ring, QLD on Monday 29 July at 10:00 hrs.

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

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