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1202552 BRIAIS, Ronald Edwin.
15 June 1948 - 15 May 2022.

Ronald BriaisPTE. Ronald ‘Ron’ Briais died early in the morning of Sunday 15 May, he had not been in good health for quite some time.

Ron enlisted in February 1969 and completed his recruit training at 1 RTB and Corps training at Infantry Centre. He then joined Infantry Centre (Reinforcement Wing). Ron deployed to 1 ARU, South Vietnam, on 22 October to 18 November 1969. Ron was transferred to 5 RAR on 19 November and joined 12 Platoon Delta Company. When the Battalion returned to Australia in February, Ron transferred to 7 RAR to complete his tour of duty. Later in his ADF career he joined 8 RAR and still later became RSM of 8/9 RAR. He also had many other postings to units and instructional centres.

Funeral details for Ron are:

Thursday 26th May 2022 @ 1100 hrs
in the Lakeview Chapel, Albany Creek Memorial Park,
400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland.

Followed by a celebration of his life at Aspley Hornets Football Club,
50 Graham Road, Carseldine
Dress smart casual, medals optional.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor  

27234 MILLER, John Frederick CVO AM MBE.
19 September 1930 - 21 April 2022.

John MillerMAJ. John Miller died in the morning of Thursday 21 April at the age of 91.

John was a foundation member of 5 RAR on 1 March 1965. He served with 3 RAR, 1 RAR and HQ Australian Army Force during the Malayan Emergency. John deployed to South Vietnam as OC of Admin Coy in May 1966, early in the 1966-67 tour he was transferred to OC of Charlie Coy. He returned to Australia in command of the Advance Party to prepare for the Battalion’s return to Holsworthy and to find a tiger cub, Quintus, to greet HMAS Sydney as it docked. John also served with 4 RAR. He was instrumental in the formation of the 5 RAR Association and also wrote our original constitution.

A Funeral Service will be held for John on Tuesday 3 May, 14:00hrs, at Northern Suburbs Crematorium. Dress code will be Jackets and Medals.

Roger Wainwright will deliver a Military Eulogy for John.

Those who attend the funeral are invited to gather at 'Mounties' at Harbord Diggers Club, 88 Evans Street, Freshwater, after the service.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor 

3794425 STASIEWICZ, Joseph.
15 September 1946 - 20 April 2020.

Joseph StasiewiczPTE Joseph ‘Joe’ Stasiewicz died in hospital on Wednesday 20 April, he had not been well for quite some time.

At the age of 21, Joe volunteered for the National Service scheme and completed his recruit training at 2 RTB Puckapunyal. He was then transferred to 3 RTB (Infantry Corps Wing), followed by Infantry Centre (Reinforcement Wing). On 18 March 1969 he deployed to 1 ARU in South Vietnam, serving there until he joined 2 Platoon A Company on 30 April. He served as a Machine Gun operator with 2 Platoon until his return to Australia with the Battalion on 5 March 1970.

Funeral details will be provided as they come to hand.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor