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219020 HOWARTH, Allan James "Big Al."
17 July 1950 - 20 July 2021.

Alan HowarthPTE Allan ‘Big Al’ Howarth, late of Toukley, NSW, died on Tuesday 20 July. Allan had been suffering with cancer.

Allan deployed to 1 ARU in South Vietnam on 19 September 1969 until he was transferred to Bravo Company 5 RAR on 8 October. He served with 4 Section 5 Platoon and also was with 7 Section 6 Platoon. When the Battalion returned to Australia he was moved to 7 RAR where he served until he completed his Tour. Allan was returned to Australia on 2 July 1970.

Funeral details will be provided as they come to hand.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor 

2790158 PIGGOTT, David Christopher.
11 August 1947 - 14 July 2021.

David PiggottPTE David ‘Dave’ Piggott died unexpectedly, even though he had been fighting cancer, in the early hours of Wednesday 14 July.

Dave, a national serviceman, did his recruit training at 1 RTB Kapooka and Corps at Ingleburn. He was then posted to 5 RAR and joined 5 Platoon B Company as a rifleman. Dave deployed to South Vietnam with the Battalion in February 1969 aboard HMAS Sydney. He was wounded in action on 20 May 1969 when an APC he was travelling in hit a mine. After recovering he was transferred to BHQ. Dave returned to Australia with the Battalion in March 1970.

It was Dave’s wish that no Funeral Service was to be held for him.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

134368 KIME, Edward Leonard.
7 October 1947 - 28 June 2021.

Edward KimeWe have been informed that CPL Edward ‘Eddie’ Kime died on Monday 28 June, he had not been travelling well for quite some time and he finally succumbed to his illness.

Eddie deployed to South Vietnam, with the Battalion, in February 1969, aboard HMAS Sydney. He served as a section commander with 8 Platoon, C Company until his return to Australia with the Battalion, again on HMAS Sydney on 10 March 1970.

A Funeral Service for Eddie, attended by his family, was held by Turnbull Funerals, 71 Letitia St, North Hobart, on Thursday 8 July.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor 

2790705 PALMER, Earnest William.
28 June 1948 - 7 June 2021.

Earnest PalmerPTE Ernest ‘Bill’ Palmer, late of Cooks Gap, died on Wednesday 7 July in Mudgee District Hospital.

Bill was a national serviceman who deployed to 1 ARU South Vietnam on 9 April 1969. On 6 May he was posted to the strength of 5 RAR, joining the Trackers Platoon, Support Company. Bill continued in this position until he returned to Australia, with the Battalion, aboard HMAS Sydney.

A private Family Service and cremation will be held for Bill on Wednesday 14 July at 11:00hrs by Eastaugh & Carroll Funeral Directors. The service will be available to view online Here.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor