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  • Vale Robert Naylor Smyth OAM

    Peter Epps


    Robert (Bob) enlisted into the 2nd AIF in 1942 and served with the unit on New Guinea and New Britain as a Trooper in the Headquarters Group of “B” Troop. He was discharged on 15 Mar 1946.

    After returning to Civilian life, he was very heavily involved with the Unit Association and even though he did not serve on Timor, he volunteered many hours over many years collecting, packaging and sending goods to help the East Timorese.

    For recognition of his unwavering support of the Association, Bob was made a Life Member in 1968, was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 and was also awarded a medal of the Order of Australia in 2003. 

    Bob was a loving husband of Margaret, father of Bradley, Susan and Richard, and grandfather of Thomas and Emily.
    He died peacefully at home on Wednesday 17 Aug 2016, aged 98.

    His funeral will be held at 11:30am on Wednesday 24 August in the Norfolk chapel at Karrakatta.


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