Vale Brigadier (Ret’d) Anthony (Tan) Roberts 07.06.31 – 26.11.18

Tan’s family have advised that he passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday 26 November 2018.

“It is a blessing that he did not suffer (especially given his poor health in the last 18 months) and that he enjoyed his usual nightly call to his beloved Pat on Sunday night before resuming watching is much loved ABC TV! 

Understandably, we are so sad to lose him but also very grateful we were fortunate to have had him in our lives for so long.”
Pat, John and Susan Roberts

Tan’s funeral details are:
Date:   Tuesday 4 December 2018
Time:   11.00 am
Place:   St Peter Chanel’s Catholic Church   YARRALUMLA  ACT

Refreshments after from 12.30 pm at the Southern Cross Yacht Club, Lotus Bay, Mariner Place, Yarralumla.


If you require any further information then please contact Susan  [email protected] or 0408 438 451; John via [email protected] or 0409 468 695 or Pat c/o 19 Lamington Street, Deakin, ACT, 2600 or 02 6281 3158.

Rest In Peace Tan





  1. Ossie Kleinig says

    A First Class [Dec ’52]OCS Graduate, and together with his Classmate in Jim Furner, shattered the “glass ceiling” and led the way for other graduates to follow. Tan was an inspirational officer, a true gentleman and a great friend.
    Your duty is done Tan! RIP.

  2. Therese Lynch says

    It was a pleasure to work with Tan many years ago. He was an officer and a gentleman always.