A “group plaque” located at the entry statement of Fairbridge Farm near Pinjarra south of Perth commemorating the life of WO1 Frederick Wilson – among others. This is where Fred Wilson along with many others spent their early years. The other names on the plaque are of fellow former child immigrants who were casualties from WW11 and Korea.
A closeup of WO1 Frederick Wilson’s name on the plaque at Fairbridge Farm near Pinjarra south of Perth See articles about W.O. Wilson on the Further Links Page
Sgt Neville Corrie in Duty Sergeant dress
Chalkies-1971-at-Taurama – Neville Corrie seated
Dixie bashing at Pucka: second left Graham Leader, front centre Bill Larsen
Pucka: l to r Bill Larsen, John Moore
Sgts Bruce Boxall and unknown, 1968
Sgts Terry Edwinsmith, Maurice Jenner, Phil Parker 1968
1967 Army Aussie Rules Team Back row from left 2Lt John Stringfellow (3rd), Michael Bai (5th), 2Lt Bert Jordan(7th), Sgt Bruce Harris (10th) Front row RAOC Sgt George Foster – captain/Coach (4th), RAEME Major ? – President of the club (5th) Further names are required to identify members of the two football teams posted here
1967 champions flag
1967 Champion Aussie Rules Team
John Harris in the tent digs for the first few months at Taurama Barracks – 1966
Sgt Philip Parker with Sgt Morris Jenner looking at artifacts – 1967
Left to right: Sgts. John Gibson, Bruce Boxall, Bob Foster and Norm Hunter with his back to the camera in Taurama Library – 1968
2Lt. R McEvoy and Sgt. Edwinsmith – 1968
2nd from left is Peter Tymoc, 3rd from right is Phil Parker and at extreme right is Graham (Knobby) Carnes 1967-68
John Gibson, Bob Foster and Roger Howard (PM airport)1967-68
Roger Howard and Ian Hodder at Taurama Bks old Sgt’s mess1967-68
Those in mess dress are L-R John Gibson, Bob Green (tailor) and Roger Howard 1967-68
Battalion Orderly Sergeant Phil Parker with an officer – 1968
Sgt. Peter Porteous (1970-71)
Nasho sergeants at Taurama 1970 Back L to R: Sgt Barry Nunn (Vic), Sgt Darryl Dymock (Qld), Lt Chris Bergin (Reg) (Qld), Sgt Mick Mulligan (Vic), Cpt Wolfgang Flayden (Reg), Pte John Gaira (PIR Education Assistant) (Popondetta), Sgt Tom Uil (Qld), Sgt. Ian Mackay (WA) Front L to R: Name forgotten (PIR Education Assistant), Sgt John Ford (W.A.), Sgt Darryl Stewart (Vic), Unknown PIR soldier Sgt Steve Beveridge (NSW) is behind the camera
RSM Osi in recruitment poster
RSM McKay – See articles on Leadership and Last Aussie RSM at Taurama Barracks
Kissick, the Sergeants Mess cleaner
Osi and Manli Rossi
Sgt Graham Leader 1971
Listening to music at the Taurama Sgts mess 1971 – Wayne Wallace, John Moore, Graham Leader
Graham Leader at Puckapunyal 1971
Chalkies at Taurama 1971 back L to R – Ray Bassett, Graham Leader, Russell Bates, Kev Horton Front L to R – Wayne Wallace, Neville Corrie, John Moore Missing – Peter Porteous
A dinner party at the home of Sgt Leader 1971 back L to R – Graham Leader, Wayne Wallace Seated – John Moore, Ray Bassett, Peter Porteous, Merlyn Leader
Sgt Norm Hunter and Sgt John Gibson 1968
I am trying to get a photo of SGT Barry Nunn in uniform for a framed memorabilia presentation for family. Can anyone assist
Re 1967 Army Football Photo: RAOC Sgt George Foster was Capt/Coach, (I was Best Man at his wedding in that year). I am in the Rear Row, 2nd last in from right. The person on the right of George F. was a RAEME Major, (whose name eludes me), who was the President of the F.C.
Just stumbled on these pictures and saw my grandfather, the late RSM Osi. It was so good to see this.
It was an honour to serve with your late grandfather, RSM Osi at Taurama Barracks. He was a very well respected man in the Battalion. Elegantly dressed in his PIR greens, he dominated the parade ground, kept the labour line in order and played an excellent game of darts in the Sergeants’ Mess. However, I occasionally beat him at indoor bowls at which he was a master. Great memories!
Terry (1PIR 1967-8)
Thank you Terry,
I am so glad to have read your response. My grandfather did love to bowl and was always immaculate and precise in everything he did.
Thank you again and kind regards
I served as a “Chalkie” at Taurama during 1968-69 when your grandfather was there. I have a copy of his recruiting poster & photo “Strongim Kantri Bilong Yupela”. It would mean more to you now rather than me so you are welcome to have it. If you would like it, email your postal address.