Vale: Brigadier Laurie Lewis

It is my sad duty to advise you of the death today of Laurie Lewis, Retired Brigadier and Officer Commanding C Company 9 RAR during the Battalions tour of duty in Vietnam.

In addition to his military service Laurie was the former Chair of the Repatriation and General Hospital Board and Veteran’s Advisory Council.

Details of Laurie’s funeral will be made available when known.

Michael Mummery

Homeward Bound

I saw the shooting star burning so bright

Falling, falling, fading and soon from sight

So distant and yet so near

In its wake, a soldier’s journey so very clear

Duty, sharing, caring, courage and sometimes fear

No longer a mortal in life’s short race

A contented spirit bound for home somewhere in distant space

This fiery trail I saw tonight marks a warrior’s farewell

Leaving behind another legacy of proud deeds to tell

by George Mansford©