Secretary’s Report 1990
WHERE IS HE NOW?
Colin McNaughton (8), at Bool Poole, Metung. He’s lord of all he surveys, with a hundred kangaroos on his front lawn, and bream available when the moon is in its right phase, the tide is right, gales are not blowing and floods are not coming down the rivers.
Frank Hands (8) Retired jeweller is at Hughesdale. Can still set a diamond forever. He and wife Shirley both saw too much of hospitals in 1989, but they are thriving again, coping with their descendants.
Harry (Avro) Anchen. During a visit to his daughter at Miami (Q’ld.), Alf Sutherland found Harry recuperating in hospital after a knee operation. (Harry’s address is 5 Landau Crescent, Miami, 4220.
George Young (8) is still farming at Baynton, near Kyneton. Has had a bad run with shingles, but can still skin a rabbit in less than a minute.
Clive Hughes-Hallet (deceased). OIC 9 Battery. Business Review Weekly of 18/8/89 had a story on “Kims” on the beach at Toowoon Bay, north of Sydney. “Kims” is an up-market seaside resort purchased by Clive in 1944 and later joined by the Strachan family in 1957 and who now own it. Clive died in January 1988. The Strachans kindly purchased several copies of “On Target”.
John Grimwade (8), in his eighties, as sprightly as ever, still lives in his old family home at Mount Eliza. All copies of the little book “Eleven Troop Ships, or Ezeddedit” have been sold. The book included stories of troopships on which our Regiment sailed. Melbourne Legacy benefited from the proceeds of sale of the book by an amount of $2,960.
Mick (M.J.) Geary. Stan Sullivan of Coffs Harbour was looking for Mick. A study of the Melbourne telephone directory and a couple of phone calls later, and Stan and Mick were re-united.
“Bluey, the Sig.” (On Target, p.2al) Bluey Yeo (9) was no parade ground soldier. Short, stocky, freckled and with flaming red hair he would never have won the
award for the best turned out digger in the AIF; but when the heat was on at Milne Bay he was one of the unsung heroes. Night and day he saw to it that vital lines of communication were kept open with no thought for himself. Haven’t heard of
him since the war, but we hope he’s still “kicking on”.