Vale: Alan Norcott

We are saddened by the passing of Al last Tuesday afternoon. He died quietly while watching cricket, pain free – “he just drifted off.”

His Army service spanned 17 years from 1968 to 1985 with 8 RAR in Vietnam 1970, 6 RAR and 8/9 RAR in Australia and at the Army Apprentice School. At 8/9 RAR he was an original member piper of its Pipes and Drums

Al is remembered by many who served with him as a loveable larrikin and a great asset to the Pipes and Drums. He was the epitome of the Aussie digger both in service and after service in caring for his mates especially for their well-being and protection of their service recognition (RCB) and entitlements.

Alan’s funeral will be held at 1000hrs on Thursday 12 December 2019 at the Branyan Gardens Chapel, Cummins Road, Bundaberg. Veterans, family and friends attending are requested to be at the Chapel no later than 0930hrs. Medals may be worn. Queries regarding directions to the Chapel may be sought from the Funeral Director, Stacey Compton via Telephone Number 41534577.

After the service Alan’s wake is to be held in Alan’s home town in Childers at the Isis Club. For further general information call Des Prien 0418782306

RIP Digger your duty has been done


  1. Paul Cowboy Jones says

    Both the Funeral and Wake were well attended by Al’s mates and maybe even some old advereries.
    Job well done at officiating Pop you gave the occasion the personal flow it required.
    To all those who travelled long distance you did your mate and his family proud. Well done to all.
    Cowboy Jones

  2. Steve (Evil) Fuller says

    Info: To all the members going; please do not use the Brooweena/Woolooga Road as the road is closed.

  3. Alan Norcott’s Funeral this Friday in Bundaberg.

    Here is the tune I composed for him. Slow or quick time.


    The Dots:…/Alan%20%28Corncob%29%20Norcott.pd…


  4. Peter Kelly says

    RIP Brother