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Death of John (Snowy) Went


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On Thursday 26 March 2020, John Went, known as Snowy, passed away at the age of 96 in Bateau Bay, NSW. He joined the army on 31 March 1942 and served with the 2/2 Commando Unit in New Guinea. he proudly attended many reunions over the years. I sadly reflect that he may well be the last of those heroes to die. His funeral will be held on 2 April.

Lorraine Hickey (daughter)

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Dear Lorraine

On behalf of the 2/2 Commando Association of Australia Inc. and its members, I would like to express our sincere sympathy to you and family members on the passing of your father on Thursday 26,March 2020.

If a Vale or Tribute was prepared for him, or there was a story about him in the local newspaper, perhaps you could send us a copy so that we can add this his record on the ‘Doublereds’ web page.

As far as we are aware John (Jack) Trelease Hanson from Queensland is the last man standing.


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