Graham Hilder – Ron Inglis (Chalkie 1970-71 Moem Barracks Wewak and Igam Barracks Lae) writes –
“Graham Hilder (Chalkie 1971-72 Moem Barracks) passed away suddenly in 2001 when he was Principal of the Calrossy School in Tamworth, New South Wales. Graham and Ron Inglis were best mates at Sydney University. They were both trainee teachers doing BA Dip Ed in which Graham majored in Mathematics and Geography. They were called up together but for reasons unknown, Ron went straight to basic training at Kapooka but Graham was given a deferment to do a year of teaching. It was an unusual coincidence that, 12 months on, Graham went to Kapooka, to infantry training at Singleton and to a Chalkie posting at Moem Barracks in Wewak.
On return to Australia Graham taught at Kinross in Orange then Rockhampton Girls Grammar School before being appointed Principal of Calrossy School. Graham was a much loved Principal of Calrossy for over 10 years prior to his untimely death.”