VALE MAJ LAURIE HALL 3 RAR

MAJ Laurie Hall passed away on 18 January from complications following an operation.

Laurie’s funeral Mass will be at OLR Catholic Church, Kenmore on Thursday, 23rd January commencing at 1100 hours.

Known as “The Scarlet Lanyard” by his OCS Class Jun 57, gallant Laurie Hall was very proud of the unit citation awarded to 3RAR as a consequence of the battles for Coral and Balmoral in which he was involved.

He retired from the Army after 24 years Regular Army service followed by 5 years service in the CMF (now the Army Reserve). He was known for stating that “all I did was follow the motto ‘Duty First’ of my regiment – The Royal Australian Regiment – and do my duty.”

 Laurie was the Secretary to the Group led by Murray Blake that established the RAR NMW as we see it today, Secretary of the Kenmore-Moggill RSL Sub-branch for 12 years, as well as many other appointments within the veteran and wider community.

The Regimental Ode

REST YE, OH WARRIOR,

YOU’LL BATTLE NO MORE,

NO LONGER TO LIVE

THE HORRORS OF WAR.

YOUR DUTY WAS DONE,

WITH HONOUR AND PRIDE’

FAREWELL! OH BROTHER,

UNTIL WE MARCH BY YOUR SIDE.

“Lest we Forget.”

Comments

  1. Darren Montesin says

    As a fellow member of the Kenmore-Moggill RSL Sub-branch, I was fortunate enough to have met Laurie, and had a yarn or two with him when we crossed paths at my place of work.
    He did a lot for the local schools and community in his time.
    A great role model that will be sadly missed

    Rest In peace Laurie – your duty is done

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