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44584 ANSELL, Guy Hamilton.
16 August 1948 - 29 August 2022.

Guy AnsellCPL Guy Ansell died on Monday 29 August after a long and heroic battle with melanomas.

Guy enlisted in November 1967, and following initial training was allocated to the Corps of Infantry. After training at Ingleburn NSW he was posted to 5 RAR in May 1968 joining C Company. Guy deployed to Vietnam with the Battalion’s Advance Party in January 1969. He initially served as the OC’s Batman until transferring to the Support Section in C Company Headquarters. He was promoted to section commander. Guy returned to Australia on 5 February 1970. He remained in 5 RAR and was discharged after his three years’ service in November 1970.

A Funeral Service for Guy was held by Farrell & O’Neill Funerals on Monday 5 September.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

335075 DUCKER, Claude Henry MC.
22 September 1933 - 18 September 2022.

Claude DuckerMAJ Claude Decker MC, died, in a nursing home, on the evening of Sunday 18 September.

Claude was accepted into Royal Military College Duntroon in February 1952. In January 1957 he was posted to 3 RAR and deployed to Malaya, where he was awarded a Military Cross for his service there. Claude had various postings, including 1 RAR and 4 RAR, Staff College and Officer Training Unit before deploying to SVN joining HQ-AFV in January 1969. In April 1969 he joined 5 RAR as OC Charlie Company where he was mentioned in dispatches. Claude then transferred to the CMF and discharged in 1983.

The funeral is to be held at 11am on Friday 30th September, at the Anzac Memorial Chapel of St Paul at Duntroon. Claude will be interred privately after the wake. It will be live streamed. (Note: I will place the link here when received.)

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

55855 HINDMARSH, Clifford Malcolm.
1 September 1947 - 12 August 2022.

Badge of the Royal Australian RergimentPTE Clifford Hindmarsh, of Cloverdale WA, died on Friday 12 August after battling illness for some time. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

Malcolm enlisted in November 1968, was trained at 1 RTB and Infantry Centre. He joined 1 ARU in South Vietnam on 10 September until 7 October 1969 when he was transferred to 4 Platoon, Bravo Company, 5 RAR, as a rifleman. When 5 RAR returned to Australia he was transferred to 7 RAR, where he completed his tour of duty and. On his return to Australia he rejoined 5 RAR, staying with the Battalion until his discharge in November 1971.

The Funeral Service for Clifford Hindmarsh will be held at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Cemetery, east chapel, Whitfords Ave and Gibson Ave, Padbury on Friday 2/9/2022 commencing at 14:00hrs.

Gary Townsend
5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor