Norm Clapham MBE

(President)  Inc 

He enlisted with the 41st Battalion The Byron Scottish Regiment in Feb 1955 at the Machine Gun Platoon at Nimbin and completed National Service with the 13 National Service Battalion in 1956.

He returned to the 41st Battalion in 1956 to 27 April 1983 when he retired after 28 years service.

Norm discharged having achieved the rank of rank of Warrant Officer First Class and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E).

In his civilian life Norm was a cabinet maker, small business owner, banana grower and worked for the Dept of Education until retirement.

Norm is presently

 President of the 41st Infantry Battalion Association Inc

 Member of the National Servicemens Association Inc

Member of the city of Lismore RSL sub branch

Life member of the Northern Rivers Vintage and Veteran Car Club Inc


Jack McDonough OAM JP                

    (Vice President)

Served in the Army Reserve for 36 years with the 41st Infantry Battalion, Lismore as Rifleman, Assault Pioneer, Clerk, Pay Sergeant.

In his civilian life Jack worked as a mercer.

Jack is is active in the community and currently

Honorary Secretary, Kyogle RSL sub-Branch Trustee,

Kyogle RSL sub-Branch Welfare Officer,

Kyogle RSL & Legacy Delegate to Far North Coast District Council (RSL)

RSL Delegate to Association of Far North Coast Ex-services Organisations Inc Kyogle RSL sub-Branch representative and committee member,

Northern Rivers Military Museum project Honorary Secretary,

Kyogle Division of Legacy Vice President/Membership Secretary,

41 Infantry Battalion Association Inc Vice Chairman 41 Battalion Museum Committee Chairman,

Northern Rivers Care Connections Administrator,

Kyogle RSL Border Ranges Day Club Treasurer,

Kyogle Poultry Club Life Member

Kyogle Amateur Swimming Club 

Jody Cropp 

(Treasurer from 2023 )

Jody currently works with Defence as the logistics manager for 41st Battalion.

He is a active member of the Army Reserve as a SGT and joined the 41st in 2015.

He was seconded to the NZ Defence Force , did operational deployment overseas and was a CPL with 4/3 RNSWR prior to coming to Lismore and joining 41.

He is a avid 4WD enthusiast ,microlight pilot and martial arts black belt who enjoys golf aside from his day job.


Warren Walsh

(Secretary from 2023 )  

Warren was previously the Association Treasurer for 3 years .

Hecontinues to serve in the Army Reserve and has been with the 41st Battalion all his Army Reserve life (25 years+). 

 Prior postings included serving many years as a soldier of the unit before attending UNSWR to become a officer.

Warren has served as a PTE/LCPL,CPL, Platoon commander, Company 2IC and Adjutant of the unit  (two times).Postings as OC included OC A and Admin coy. Currently  posted to BHQ as the Unit Governance Officer.

In civilian life he worked for Westpac as a Business Development Manager managing home loan brokers for Westpac (Central Coast, Newcastle to Tweed Heads , Hunter New England and some brokers in Canberra) before retiring in May 2023

Warren is currently the Association webmaster, Secretary and continues as a serving member of the 41st Battalion.

       Rod Haydon

(Committee member)

Rod Served in the Army Reserve for 40 years, 24 years with 41 Battalion.

Following his final postings with 41 Battalion as Coy CSM Rod was posted to various units in Brisbane and Sydney.

In civilian life Rod was a licenced Plumber and  retired after working for Lismore City Council as an Inspector.

  Arthur Thurgood    

(Committee member)

 Arthur served with several units  in Sydney and then with the  Royal Australian Army Provost Coy at Victoria Barracks in 1958.

In England in 1962, Arthur joined The Middlesex Yeomanry Territorial Army Duke of Cambridge’s Own Hussars as a Signalman serving until his return to Australia in 1966.

Arthur served with Military Police Coy at Gladesville, Sydney and  Construction Squadron Royal Australian Engineers Squadron where he qualified for the rank of Sergeant .

A further civilian posting took him to Lismore in 1978 and Arthur joined 1MD Police Coy until transferring to the 41st Battalion where he served until discharge in the1990's.

In civilian life Arthur worked in customs agencies and shipping in Sydney and London, and his return to Australia was employed by the Department of Attorney-General & Justice, later becoming a real estate agent until his retirement .

Arthur has served as Director on the Board of Lismore Base Hospital and the Board of the Campbell Hospital Coraki. He is a founding member of the Coraki Lions Club.

Arthur is a member of the Lismore RSL Sub-branch and is proud to be a member of the 41Bn Museum Committee.

John Llewellyn

(Musuem Rep )

John served in the regular Army for 24 years 9 months and retired after final posting to 41st Battalion. During his career he served with 4 ARA /3 ARES and a Training Battalion.

Currently Chairman of the Association Museum Committee

Graeme Bray

(Association Historian)

Graeme joined the Royal Australian Navy at 16 as a Radar Plotter in 1990, where he served as a UN Peacekeeper on Operation Damask V onboard HMAS Darwin.

After leaving the RAN he joined 41st Battalion in 1994 where he  served as an Infantry soldier and served on Op Gold in 2000 before changing to Catering Corp in 2008, He is currently posted to 8 Combat Service Support Battalion as Army cook.

In civilian life he is heavily involved in motorsport in Australia, NZ and China. Currently studying Event Management and a serving member of 41st Battalion.



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