Secretary’s Report 1992
BY THE WAY
Alex Barnett (8) came to Melbourne with his wife Lois, from Port Macquarie, NSW last year to attend our re-union. Unfortunately he became ill and didn’t get to it. Last report is that he is 0.K.
John Grimwade (8) has had several sojourns in hospital, at one stage suffering a mild stroke. He is now at Hawthorn Grange, Hawthorn.
Alan Taunton (7) died about l0 years ago. Last year his son Ray, Captain of a Dragon
Airline 737 called on Gunner R. C. Vansittart (8). Gunner Vansittart had a beef farm at Margaret River, W.A. for 28 years, where he became Shire President. Some 10 years ago he retired from the farm to live at Como, W.A.
George Young (8) who farmed at Baynton near Kyneton lost his wife Vera last year.
George has had a stroke and is presently in Kyneton Hospital. He doesn’t think he will be able to carry 10 pair of rabbits on one arm while shooting any more. George is reasonably mobile in his electric powered wheel chair, but fell out while speeding!
Our sincere sympathy goes to Len Morgan (8), who lost his wife Barbara last year.
Harold (Mutt) Hallett (8), well into his eighties, lives at Mount Eliza with his wife Enid.
His nephew Brian Jolly, has drafted up a fictional story with Mutt as the main character and with Mutt’s experiences in the 8th Battery as part of the story. If the story is published “Take Post” will inform you on it.
Why the 2nd/3rd A.A. Regiment sailed to the Middle East in December 1940 (‘Take Post”, 1991).
John Rhoden refuted this story.