VALE – Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Clark

Our fellow Royal Australian Regiment warrior, Ivan Clark, OC 5 Platoon, B Company, 9 RAR and  Duntroon  class of 67, passed away on Monday 21st January 2019 after a long and brave battle with cancer.

The funeral is on Tuesday 29th January at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters, Gold Coast at 12:25 pm with the Wake afterwards at he Surfer’s Paradise Golf Club (opposite the Church) .

Ivan graduated from the Royal Military College (Class of 1967) into RA Inf and was posted to the newly raised 9th Battalion RAR for deployment to Vietnam, as 5 Platoon Commander B Company . In that role he was a successful, effective and inspirational leader. He resigned as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1986 to commence a management career.

During his military career Ivan served: in 9 RAR Vietnam (1968-69) as a Platoon commander and 8/9 RAR in Australia as a Company commander; was a JTC Battle Wing Training instructor; was Australia’s Exchange Instructor at the United States School of Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia USA; attended the Australian Staff College at Queenscliff and was a staff officer on various Headquarters and the Australian Joint Warfare Establishment RAAF Williamtown.

Rest in Peace


  1. Jennifer Lehman says

    R.U.P. Sir. Your tour of duty is done. Lay down your arms. We, your brothers and sisters, will pick up your arms and continue the fight. My deepest and incest condolences go to his family, his mates he served with and his friends over such a courageous battle that has finally ended. Be at peace with our Loving Lord.

  2. Blue Mawson says

    Vale Ivan. I am proud to have served with you.