Vale: WO1 Gary Sutherland OAM – AATTV and RSM 8/9 RAR

Sad news from Natasha Sutherland (daughter) on the passing on 26th November 2018 of AATTV  member Gary J. Sutherland OAM, RAINF. Gary served in South Vietnam as a WO2 with AATTV from 25 Jun 1970 with AATTV RF Training, Cho Gao, Dinh Tuong, then Aug – Apr 70 NOTT, Dong Tam, IV Corps. Gary was wounded in action at Dong Tam on 21 Apr 71 and medevac to Australia on 4 May 1971. Gary was the RSM 8/9 RAR  in 1975/1976

Gary was a stalwart member of AATTV Association WA Branch and always involved in the operation of our Branch apart from the past year or so due to ill health. A well known identity and respected member of the veteran community here in WA. Gary was awarded an Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1986 for service as regimental sergeant major, Army Office.

Gary was a stickler for military protocol and many who served with him would have known that you did not get out of step with Gary and his love of the bagpipes. 

Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies go out to Nadia, Natasha, family and friends of Gary on this sad occasion of his passing.

He will be sadly missed by us all.

Condolence messages for Nadia and family may be passed through Natasha Sutherland on email: [email protected]

Rest In Peace Gary.


  1. Ken Holmes says

    my sincere condolences..RIP prayers are with the family..