QX9382 Smales, D (Doug)

Doug Smales - see Notice of passing on this link

 The following is an extract from the obituary column from the Canberra newspaper regarding the arrangements for Doug's funeral. Thanks to Stan Albert for providing this.


Dear Paul, Pam, Narelle and Richard,


It was with profound sorrow that we received the sad news of the passing of our dear friend and your much loved Dad.  Doug was an original member of the 2/15th Battalion, AIF and over the course of some 27 years held many committee appointments and went on to become a well respected and life time member of the association.  Doug was greatly admired and will be sadly missed. Please accept our heartfelt condolences’


Gordon Wallace

President, 2/15th Battalion Association, and

all members of the 2/15th Bn Remembrance Club.


“If we cannot grant him honour while he's here to hear the praise,
then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper it could say,
Our country is in mourning, for a soldier died today”.



This is a copy of the Funeral Notice, provided by Richard Black.


Here is a link to his extensive set of photos.

This is the cover page from an album of photos that belonged to Doug Smales.

 This is a copy of the front cover of another photo album that belonged to Doug Smales.