PRESIDENT

Norm Clapham MBE

 

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 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

 

VICE PRESIDENT

   Jack McDonough OAM JP                

 

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,

Northern Rivers Care Connections Administrator,

Vice President of the 41st Infantry Battalion Assoc

Kyogle RSL Border Ranges Day Club Treasurer,

Kyogle Poultry Club Life Member

Kyogle Amateur Swimming Club 

TREASURER

(Position vacant being covered by Secretary  )

SECRETARY

Warren Walsh 

Warren was previously the Association Treasurer for 3 years .

He currently serves in the Army Reserve as a major and has been with the 41st Battalion all his Army Reserve life (25 years+). 

 Warren  served as a PTE/LCPL,CPL, Platoon commander, Company 2IC and currently a MAJOR at BHQ Lismore (Unit Governance Officer) .

He has spent his whole military career at 41RNSWR and had several full time contracts as Adjutant of the unit as well as postings to OC A and Admin Company.

In civilian life he worked for NAB for 20 years, operated a local Lismore business for 10 years and finished his career working at Westpac for 12 years as a Manager of home loanbrokers before retiring in May 2023.

Warren is currently the Association webmaster, Secretary and continues as a serving member of the 41st Battalion and a member of the City of Lismore RSL Sub branch.

       Graeme Davis JP

(Committee member)


Graeme enlisted into the ADF (as a GE) in 1963 and retired Jan 2000 as a Major.  

Graeme served 37 years in the ARA (CMF full time duty) and Army reserve he served with  3/2 and 6 RAR (Active service Vietnam 1966/67),   41RNSWR 8 Task Force /8 Brigade, Hq 1 Trg Group Brisbane.  

In his civilian life he worked for Lismore City council as manager of Council real property assets & crown lands, 1976-2000.  

He graduated in 2006 from the Australian Catholic University with a Cert 4 in Hospital & community chaplaincy & a Batchelor of Theology leading to ordination as a Catholic cleric, in 2007, Diocese of Lismore.  

Graeme is also a founding member of the 41st Infantry Battalion Assoc a Paul Harris fellow of Rotary International past president, trustee and life member of City of Lismore RSL sub branch and past president Nth Coast Legacy and Vietnam Vets assoc.  

Graeme is currently a NSW Justice of the Peace, and spends his time doing chaplaincy work for NSW Ambulance, Chaplain/ trauma office FNC branch, Surf Life Saving and NSW Chaplaincy Disaster Recovery Network  (as team leader) as well as a consultant with NSW Local Heath District (L B H) on DVA issues.

We are pleased to have Graeme as a committee member of the Association.


  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 also amember of the Lismore RSL Sub-branch .

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 Museum Coordinator

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 5 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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