away 30 November 2017 aged 74.
Bob would be known to the older
members of the Association. He served for quite a
few years in
RAADC and was a SSGT Dental Tech. I can recall meeting up
with him at the
Ingleburn Dental Centre in about 1969. He served in
Malaysia. His father was also a SSGT Tech in the RAADC as
him. He was a Dental Prosthesis and had a
practice at Lawnton
in Brisbane in the 1990’s. He later moved to
Kadanga (up near
Gympie) in retirement. He was a member of our Association for
a number of
Maj Max Hurst
Max Hurst passed
away on the 25 Aug 2017. The funeral was held at Traditional Funerals
Friday 1st September 2017.
SSGT Dudley Messer
away 10th August 2017 aged 93.
Dudley was a WW2 Dental Corps soldier and was a
Tech. He spent some time up in Warwick in Q’ld at a Dental
Unit that was located there. Dudley also served in New Guinea and may of
served in other
his service in the Army he
moved to Roma and was a Dental Tech at the Base Hospital there for many
33 Dental Unit
R.A.A.D.C. – R.A.A. – 1R.A.R.
(who served in both Korea and Vietnam). Late of Chester Hill
Dearly loved husband of Edna,
father of Graham, Stuart and Jennifer. A loving grandfather of 7 and
grandfather of 8.
(Ret'd) Viv Bird,
Ex DDS-A, COL COMDT
past member of the RAADC Association and Tasmanian Representitaive for
Association. Tom passed away on the 24th January 2016.
died on 15th April in Calvary Hospital in
Canberra. ( He had been at
home under home based palliative care – hospital bed, nurse to visit
week and on call for me in an emergency) Tuesday 14th
quite ill in the afternoon – early that night he wanted to
get up to the
toilet and couldn’t sit up, an
was called and he was taken to the hospital emergency room around 7.30
deteriorated and he died a little after midnight on 15th.
He had a relatively peaceful passing.
joined the army as an undergraduate in his fourth year of dentistry
rank of Lieutenant. On graduation in December 1966 he was
Captain and posted to 16 Dental Unit Enoggera. In 1967 he was posted to
and commanded detachment 16 Dental Unit Lavarack Barracks
was the first dentist to occupy the new Dental Centre. In
July 1970 he
was posted to 33 Dental Unit South Vietnam and in December 1970 was
funeral was held on Monday at 2pm at William Cole Funerals Chapel ,
Nettlefold Street Belconnen.
Arnold (Retd). A past
member of the RAADC, who most
recently resided in Byron Bay.
Wayne Roy Murison.
21-3-1957 to 15 -12- 2012.
Wayne Murison died on the 15th Dec 2012 after a short period of
illness. He was
highly respected by high ranking Military officers to the other ranks
had contact with him. To serve with Major Wayne Murison was an honour;
also lost an excellent Dentist and true gentleman. He had an
side manner which extended throughout his military and civilian career
Brian Muller. We
advised of the passing on the 7th
June 2014 of Brian Muller of Redland Bay age 90 years. Brian was a
and completed his dental degree after the war. He was a great
George Launder and in fact gave the eulogy at George’s funeral. Our
Secretary Mal remembers him as a lovely man and a true gentleman. Ron
will be attending the funeral on our behalf at the George Hartnett
Road, Holland Park Thursday 12 June at 3pm.
Steff Pinker Steff passed
away on 4th May 2014 at home. Steff was a Dental Tech at 8 Dental Unit
and many tech's will remember him from their training days. A
celebration of his life was held on the 20th May 2014 at Tewantin QLD.
WO2 Wayne Halliwell It is
with much sadness that we advise of the passing of ex WO2 Wayne
Halliwell on 3 July 2013.
Dorothy Garlin. It is with
much sadness that we advise of the passing of Dorothy 'Dot' Garlin.
Dot's maiden name was McInnes. Dorothy passed away on the 7th October
,2013. She was a resident of Wurtulla on Queenslands Sunshine Coast.
We have recently
received information from DVA that SSGT
Brian Platts passed away in July, 2011.
It is with much
sadness that the death is announced of
SSGT Mark Watson. Mark passed away at Prince Charles
Palliative Care Unit in Brisbane on 5th February, 2012. Mark
was a SSGT Dental Tech and served at 16 Dental Unit, Townsville and 9
Dental Unit, Enoggera in the 70's.
SSGT David Leslie Buckley 3rd
January 1942 - 24th August 2011.
A Service and Cremation was held at the Great Northern Garden of
Remembrance, Deception Bay. A number of Association members attended
the service and took part in the "Poppy Service" Military Tribute.
It is with much sadness that we advise of the passing of our esteemed
Patron, Colonel Maurice William
Dingle, M.D.Sc. (Qld), F.R.A.C.D.S., F.I.C.D. He died on
8 June, 2011. He has been our Patron since July, 2000. He was always
very interested in our Association and for a number of years attended
all our Committee and General Meetings. He also attended all our
activities and was a benefactor to our Association in many ways and on
many occasions. There was always a donation from Maurice towards
Functions, Anzac Day and Reunions etc. He was totally supportive of our
group right till the end.
was born in East Ipswich, Q, on 6 July, 1922. He attended Eagle
Junction State School and Brisbane Grammar School. He graduated as a
Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland in 1944.
He joined the AIF (Royal Australian Army Dental Corps) in 1944 and saw
Active Service in the Pacific war theatres until the cessation of war.
He then served with the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces (BCOF)
in Japan till 1947. Upon his return to Australia in 1947 he took
discharge and commenced practice with his father John at the family
dental practice at Albion. He practiced Dentistry at this same surgery
and location until his retirement 50 years later in 1997.
He returned to
part-time military service several times in the 1950's and 60s. He was
the first Major Officer Commanding 1 Dental Unit (CMF) in 1949. He was
promoted to Lt Colonel (Assistant Director Dental Services) N Comd in
1966 and then Colonel (Deputy Director Dental Services) N Comd in 1966
(the highest ranking Dental Officer in Queensland.)
He was a prolific
letter writer (long hand) and over the years has provided our
Association with so much detail of his service and events including WW2
and later. We hold quite a lot of significant historic detail, all
provided by him.
He joined the
Australian Dental Association in 1942. From 1954 to 1970 he served on
virtually every committee within the ADA management structure,
including a term as President in 1966. He was granted life membership
He was a member
of the United Services Club for 63 years, the Queensland Club for 24
years and the Royal Qld Golf Club for over 35 years. Lawn Bowls was his
later sport and the time spent with the Clayfield Bowling Club was a
happy time for him. He was also involved with Legacy.
will be felt by all members of the Association. He was a wonderful man
and his knowledge and guidance will be missed by all. We convey our
deepest sympathy to his wife Betty and all members of the family
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