The music playing is the 'Recessional' (Naval Hymn) from the album 'Lest We Forget' performed by the Australian Military Band (1983).

SOME ex-PERTH COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE CROSSED THE BAR

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Chronological   Total: 214
NAME RANK / RATE O/NUMBER SHIP CROSS DATE / AGE
Eric GIBBONS ORDTEL 24381 23 November 1963    aged 41
John (Brad) BRADLEY SAW1 R42205 P2 24 March 1973    aged 32
Richard (Dick) DICKSON AB 22927 P1 06 August 1975    aged 53
William (Bill) AIRD DSM SB CPO 17991 P1 14 January 1976    aged 70
Sir Phillip BOWYER-SMYTH BT RN CDRE N/K P1 29 November 1978    aged 84
Alex (Pancho) PAROZ N/K P1 11 November 1979    aged 59
Alan W C (Bubbles) ELLIOTT O/S N/K P1 01 January 1981    aged 59
Leslie MARKS CPOMTP R62885 P2 September 1982    aged 36
Gerald ELLEN N/K P1 18 June 1985    ( age unknown )
Ernest (Robbie) ROBINSON CPO ME 14545 P1 28 March 1987    aged 81
Albert (Bert) PARKES AB 22077 P1 September 1993    aged 72
Terry (Peanuts) O'DONNELL LEMP N/K P2 06 November 1993    aged 47
Brett MANNING ABETP2 S147425 P2 1995    aged 24
Richard STEINGRUBE LCDR N/K P2 05 October 1996    aged 62
Henry (Bill) BRACHT N/K P1 February 1998    aged 82
Horace ABBOTT DSM PO N/K P1 May 1998    aged 90
Les LUFF AB N/K P1 August 1998    ( age unknown )
Reg BIRCH CPOFC R40182 P2 September 1998    aged 78
Bill (Buzzer) BEE Sig 23922 P1 October 1998    aged 77
Harry (Peggy) O'NEILL Tel N/K P1 17 October 1998    ( age unknown )
Jim (Jumma) BROWN AB N/K P1 21 October 1998    ( age unknown )
John (Happy) HAMMOND LSETP S139117 P2 25 April 1999    ( age unknown )
Bill DOBSON CME R27837 P2 17 May 1999    aged 71
Les FORRESTER N/K P1 26 August 1999    ( age unknown )
John (Tubby) GRANT Bandsman 14107 P1 26 August 1999    ( age unknown )
Maxwell (Max) MacBEAN ABRP R56527 P2 08 November 1999    aged 59
Leslie DUTTON SAW1 R52680 P2 01 March 2000    aged 70
Don (Sandy) McNAB WTR F2729 P1 17 March 2000    aged 79
Robert COLLINS AB N/K P1 17 October 2000    ( age unknown )
Leigh GRIFFITHS ABMTP R93842 P2 13 November 2000    ( age unknown )
Gordon REID AB N/K P1 January 2001    ( age unknown )
Reg DURIE N/K P1 31 January 2001    ( age unknown )
David BURNETT 23573 P1 February 2001    ( age unknown )
Eric YOUNG N/K P1 21 February 2001    ( age unknown )
Murray MORTON 20694 P1 18 May 2001    ( age unknown )
Lewis MORGAN POMTP R58085 P2 21 October 2001    ( age unknown )
Col DODDS CERA CERA P2 05 November 2001    aged 66
John BOWLES CPOCOX 21910 P1 06 November 2001    aged 80
William PEARSON S3888 P1 16 December 2001    ( age unknown )
Stanley FOOTE LdgSIG B1775 P1 January 2002    ( age unknown )
Sam PARKE CPO COXN N/K P2 15 January 2002    aged 81
Alexander (Alex) CRESWICK CONST 1227 P1 02 March 2002    aged 79
Edwin (Ted) NICHOLS AB Radar N/K P1 03 March 2002    aged 83
Dallas PASCOE Stoker S4256 P1 19 June 2002    aged 80
Alfred HANSEN Stoker 23165 P1 November 2002    aged 81
John ROBERTS Stoker N/K P1 November 2002    ( age unknown )
Greg HANNEFORD CPOQMG R33969 P2 07 November 2002    aged 75
Bob (Sparkles) BAILEY POEWR R51609 P2 02 January 2003    aged 63
Albert PARKER L/Wirema N/K P1 March 2003    ( age unknown )
Syd (Tully) HARRIS SA B5545 P1 17 April 2003    aged 76
Allan BISHOP CPO 21909 P1 21 June 2003    aged 83
Warwick CHEETHAM CSAP N/K P2 23 October 2003    aged 61
Fred (Speed) GODING 21331 P1 Late 2003    aged 84
Bill THOMAS POEP R55662 P2 17 January 2004    aged 63
Greg TEDFORD ABUC R62803 P2 05 March 2004    aged 58
George JONES CHELECT R22880 P1 03 April 2004    aged 84
Paul VAN BLADEL CPOETS R59957 P2 09 May 2004    aged 57
Frank DeSILVA N/K P1 June 2004    ( age unknown )
Hugh (Irish) McFERRAN LSRP R62384 P2 03 July 2004    aged 59
Brian SHEEDY 22401 P1 September 2004    ( age unknown )
Les FOLEY CME R39291 P2 20 October 2004    aged 71
John (Barra) BARGWANNA LSETS R95081 P2 03 November 2004    aged 54
Laurie CLARK CPOWTR R63085 P2 15 November 2004    ( age unknown )
* Sheldon KINNEY USN (Retd) RADM N/K NN 11 December 2004    aged 86
Nigel SPURLING RAN (Retd) CMDR O1991 P2 10 January 2005    aged 60
Adrian CUMMINS CDRE O264 P2 20 January 2005    aged 69
Jeff GIBSON POTY S4082 P1 February 2005    aged 84
Ray (Tiny) MONDEY ABQMG R62520 P2 21 March 2005    aged 58
Roy TURNER SBA S4878 P1 16 April 2005    aged 85
Ray PARKIN N/K P1 19 June 2005    aged 94
Frank MILNER LDG SMN 22994 P1 08 August 2005    aged 84
Clifford PEARCE N/K P1 08 September 2005    aged 87
George KERR CEWR N/K P2 13 September 2005    aged 57
Syd HARPER Stoker F3541 P1 26 September 2005    aged 82
Dereck (Butch) BERRY WOQMG N/K P2 22 December 2005    aged 79
Graeme MITCHELL LEMWE R52219 P2 Early 2005    aged 67
William (Bill) SMITH POEP N/K P2 January 2006    aged 68
Norman (Griffiths) RIDGEWAY OrdSMN N/K P1 06 January 2006    aged 89
Ian BURNSIDE RAN (Retd) CDRE O150 P2 20 February 2006    aged 80
Norman WHITE CAPT O1260 P1 07 August 2006    aged 83
BJ BUTLER STD N/K P2 20 August 2006    aged 56
DJ EVANS ME N/K P2 21 October 2006    aged 57
Donald (Don) HILARY-TAYLOR CEWE R54943 P2 25 October 2006    aged 65
Ross (Roscoe) WENDT CMDR RL R93430 P2 06 November 2006    aged 61
Arthur James MILLER CPO TEL 20834 P1 23 November 2006    aged 98
Robert (Bob) PERCY CBE RAN (Retd) CDRE E916 P2 01 January 2007    aged 77
Robert TIPPING LSTWD R56889 P2 16 February 2007    aged 64
Peter DOYLE AO OBE RAN (Retd) RADM O318 P2 02 May 2007    aged 81
Dave QUINLAN POQMG R93913 P2 13 May 2007    aged 60
Charles LONGLEY CPOQMG R25164 P2 16 May 2007    aged 86
Graham (Trelly) THRELFALL POEWE R93128 P2 20 May 2007    aged 62
Keith PENGILLY AB PA2015 P1 04 June 2007    aged 88
Athol STUART ORD SMN PM3312 P1 16 July 2007    aged 85
William (Roscoe) PRICE MECH R55486 P2 27 July 2007    aged 70
Alan HENSTOCK LSUC R93516 P2 29 July 2007    aged 61
Clarrie GLOSSOP AB F2374 P1 07 August 2007    aged 88
John JARRETT AB W1419 P1 September 2007    aged 85
Idwal (Taffy) JONES RAN (Retd) CMDR O1816 P2 21 September 2007    aged 83
John FULLGRABE R58651 P2 12 October 2007    aged 63
Jim NELSON S3545 P1 30 October 2007    aged 86
Fred MASON STO2 W/2128 P1 01 November 2007    aged 85
Len GRINTER CPOTEL 21656 P1 14 November 2007    aged 87
Alan MORRIS AB PA2067 P1 26 December 2007    aged 85
Kenneth (Ken) WALLACE TELEG 21294 P1 04 January 2008    aged 88
Eric ROBSON BEM LSWM R54170 P2 18 January 2008    aged 66
Bob BLOFFWITCH POEC R58298 P2 25 January 2008    aged 63
Harold (Stevo) STEVENS OAM MAA 20318 P1 25 February 2008    aged 92
Bruce CHEFFINS RAN (Retd) Surg LT O2396 P2 17 March 2008    aged 68
Bernard HUGHES-GAGE LSRP R62022 P2 23 April 2008    aged 63
Colin PIKE SIG 23104 P1 20 June 2008    aged 88
Charles (Chilla) GOODCHAP AB B3093 P1 02 July 2008    aged 85
Philip WALKE CPOSTO 21210 P1 25 July 2008    aged 88
John DONNELLY ABUC R65380 P2 02 August 2008    aged 59
Carol MOORE Associate N/A No 15 September 2008    ( age unknown )
Ian CARTWRIGHT RAN (Retd) CDRE O183 P2 25 September 2008    aged 88
Ray BROWNE WOSN R63594 P2 11 November 2008    aged 64
Julius (Judy) PATCHING AO OBE CPO 19994 P1 13 February 2009    aged 92
Ray BARKER LT S3606 P1 20 March 2009    aged 88
George OSGOOD LDG BUTC 24287 P1 04 April 2009    aged 85
Colin (Dinga) BELL POSV R55748 P2 29 April 2009    aged 67
Jack (John) McQUADE DSM CPO STO 22449 P1 21 May 2009    aged 90
Jack RALSTON CPOGI R22058 P1 16 June 2009    aged 88
Alec (Alex) MURPHY AB 23286 P1 25 July 2009    aged 90
Harry (Ned) KELLY SAW1 R25346 P2 06 August 2009    aged 85
Harry MEE AB PM2539 P1 27 August 2009    aged 91
Francis (Frank) ELIASON CMDR O342 P2 12 September 2009    aged 78
Ted BEARE LRO R41798 P2 10 October 2009    aged 79
Digby GRAY AB F3333 P1 10 November 2009    aged 86
Peter HUTSON CDRE O581 P2 26 April 2010    aged 85
Jeffrey WADE ABFC R65452 P2 13 May 2010    aged 60
Aidan LADE RAN (Retd) CDRE O651 P2 27 June 2010    aged 85
Peter BLENKINSOPP LCDR O61513 P2 30 July 2010    aged 74
Merle FITZPATRICK Associate N/A No 28 August 2010    ( age unknown )
Keith BAKER AB 23006 P1 30 October 2010    aged 89
John (George) CARPENTER LSRP R57228 P2 31 December 2010    aged 67
Henry (Bill) LEEKE L/STOKER 21050 P1 12 February 2011    aged 92
John ROGERS CHIEF RE 21672 P1 01 March 2011    aged 90
Kevin FANKER RAN (Retd) CMDR O42059 P2 06 April 2011    aged 70
Griffith (Robby) ROBERTS ELECTMAT 24327 P1 17 April 2011    aged 87
Ralph GOODWIN 22112 P1 04 June 2011    aged 89
Howard (Howie) MARSHALL CPOB S129801 P2 21 September 2011    aged 47
Ernest (Ernie) NOBLE LDG SBA PM2205 P1 22 September 2011    aged 92
James (Jim) MILLERICK Stoker W/1574 P1 29 September 2011    aged 92
Daniel (Danny) BOWDEN CPO TEL 16455 P1 30 September 2011    aged 101
Charles (Jock) LAWRANCE CHIEF ST 20058 P1 02 November 2011    aged 98
Chris CHURCH R64673 P2 20 November 2011    aged 64
Peter GALEA LME R58313 P2 12 January 2012    aged 68
Ernest TOOVEY OAM AB B2964 P1 18 July 2012    aged 90
Lloyd CHEETHAM CEWR R33648 P2 22 October 2012    aged 84
Howard (Paul) BERGER LVO RAN (Retd) CDRE O68 P2 14 November 2012    aged 77
Brian GIBBS RAN (Retd) CDRE O417 P2 26 December 2012    aged 79
Frank CHATTAWAY OAM AB S5930 P1 08 January 2013    aged 92
Paul HISCO AB PA1645 P1 11 January 2013    aged 92
Keith WRIGHT CPOMTP3 R59291 P2 February 2013    aged 73
John (Jake) JACOBS POEWR R57766 P2 April 2013    aged 77
Lloyd MUNRO CME R24838 P1 06 May 2013    aged 89
Fred LASSLETT Wireman 24556 P1 10 July 2013    aged 94
Charles (Charlie) WRAY WIREMAN 24817 P1 15 July 2013    aged 91
Arthur BANCROFT AB F3239 P1 28 July 2013    aged 91
William (Bill) LEWIS CPOSTD R104475 P2 August 2013    aged 66
Alex TOWNSEND RAN (Retd) CAPT(E) O1173 P2 08 October 2013    aged 92
Roy DOW POWM R56931 P2 16 October 2013    aged 70
Gordon MAXWELL LEUT O741 P2 18 October 2013    aged 86
Lindsay COX CPOTEL 23491 P1 25 November 2013    aged 92
Adrian WAIT RAN Retd LT O1704 P2 Late 2013    aged 72
Basil HAYLER ELEC.(TO 22255 P1 17 February 2014    aged 92
Chris (Blue) BATY CPORP R93056 P2 04 April 2014    aged 69
Daniel TOMICH ME R66139 P2 02 May 2014    aged 64
Judith (Judy) LADE Associate N/K No 26 June 2014    aged 88
Alan NEWELL LEMP R63556 P2 18 July 2014    aged 67
David (Dave) REES LAMET R65434 P2 05 August 2014    aged 66
Ron TUCKWELL CRS R30279 P2 14 August 2014    aged 84
David MCCANN LROS R63997 P2 31 August 2014    aged 68
Allen GUTHRIE BEM WOSTD R22029 P1 09 September 2014    aged 94
John WILLIAMS CPOUC R93022 P2 24 September 2014    aged 69
John FACE LEUT EL O1528 P2 05 October 2014    aged 75
John LYONS LCK R55363 P2 14 January 2015    aged 73
Brian (Windy) HILL CPOETS R108XXX P2 27 January 2015    aged 60
Bruce CONSTABLE Associate N/K No 27 February 2015    aged 70
Arthur LOWER CPO 32326 P1 06 March 2015    aged 92
Fred SKEELS OAM AB F3401 P1 08 March 2015    aged 92
Walter (Wal) PRIDMORE PORP R56983 P2 13 March 2015    aged 71
Kevin (Bonox) BEVERIDGE POMTP3 R57828 P2 26 May 2015    aged 71
Douglas FRANKCOMBE CNS R47540 P2 09 June 2015    aged 83
James RAE ABSV R66260 P2 07 August 2015    aged 65
John WOODS AB S4985 P1 20 August 2015    aged 92
John KING RAN (Retd) CMDR O1637 P2 21 August 2015    aged 80
Dennis (Weed) HIGGINS CEWE R63251 P2 14 October 2015    aged 67
Ross (Doc) DORWARD WOETS R56795 P2 19 November 2015    aged 74
John WALLER RAN RETD Associate O1214 No 20 November 2015    aged 82
Gavin CAMPBELL SBLT N/K P1 07 December 2015    aged 94
William (Bill) WRAY POSN R63449 P2 27 February 2016    aged 71
William (Bill) CLAXTON ABFC R57026 P2 24 March 2016    aged 75
Rod WITHERS CMDR 8048136 P2 06 May 2016    aged 65
Robin (Rob) HOBSON ME R64627 P2 01 June 2016    aged 67
John (Shorty) CAIRNS PORP R63940 P2 10 June 2016    aged 71
Norman FULLER AB F3325 P1 25 June 2016    aged 95
Bill (Lofty) REICH LSUW R57900 P2 16 July 2016    aged 75
Martin (Marty) MCFADDEN POWTR R62675 P2 31 July 2016    aged 71
Syd TRIFFITT LDG STO S4179 P1 23 August 2016    aged 98
Graham SLOPER AM RAN (Retd) CDRE O1701 P2 04 December 2016    aged 74
Peter HOLDSWORTH ABRP R55927 P2 31 December 2016    aged 74
Malcolm (Mick) DUNCAN POEWR R58646 P2 06 January 2017    aged 72
Colin BURNS SAW R42358 P2 07 January 2017    aged 72
Kevin SAVILLE R39659 P2 05 April 2017    aged 83
Jack CRAIB CPOCK R51232 P2 May 2017    aged 80
Desmond (Des) MILLER RAN (Retd) CDRE O763 P2 20 May 2017    aged 89
Malcolm (George) UNWIN AM RAN CDRE O1189 P2 01 June 2017    aged 83
Peter (Bones) CAIRNS POEWR R59665 P2 09 June 2017    aged 72
Robert (Bob) KRAAL LEMWR R58392 P2 11 June 2017    aged 72
Daryall (Fred) LYNAM CBE RADM O710 P2 12 July 2017    aged 91
Ken MUSSON WOETP R62143 P2 22 July 2017    aged 70
Vicky CIEMCIOCH Associate N/K No 13 August 2017    aged 66
Gerald (Danny) RIORDAN LDG STD 20083 P1 Unk    aged 90+

*   RADM Sheldon KINNEY was in contact with PERTH on a number of occasions during our first Vietnam deployment as per the following list.  Click here for a eulogy and a "Signalman's" flag tribute to RADM Kinney from his son, Douglas.

15 November 1967   Assumes command of Cruiser Destroyer Group Seventh Fleet COMCRUDESGRPSEVENTHFLT and as CTG 77.1 and as CTG 70.8 when commanding Sea Dragon
11 December 1967   CAPT Doyle lunches with RADM Kinney in NEWPORT NEWS at sea
5 January 1968   CAPT Doyle and some officers lunch with RADM Kinney in Subic O Club and afterwards go water skiing with him
6 January 1968   RADM Kinney visits PERTH in harbour and lunches with CAPT Doyle
14 March 1968   RADM Kinney visits PERTH at sea, addresses Ship’s Company and lunches with CAPT Doyle on “farewell” visit.
31 March 1968   RADM Kinney unexpectedly flies from Yankee Station to Subic to farewell PERTH and welcome HOBART and have another lunch ashore