Articles Categorized: Obituaries

Air Vice Marshal Eric Hay Stephenson AO, OBE

22 July 1922 – 13 April 2017 Dr Warren Harrex Doc Stephenson, as he was affectionately known bymany, had three passions in his long life – his flying career, his medical career and his beloved wife Freda. He was born in Jarrow on Tyneside in the north of England on 22 July 1922. His family… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 26 No.2 .

Surgeon Captain Richard Tadeusz ‘Rick’ Jolly OBE RN Rtd

Commander Neil Westphalen, Royal Australian Navy Reserve Rick Jolly (29 October 1946 – 13 January 2018, of complications from a heart condition) was the only serviceman to be honoured by both the British and the Argentinians for his service in the 1982 Falklands War. This reflected his leadership of the field hospital that successfully treated… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 26 No.1 .

Eulogy For Major Raffaele Scicchitano

By Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Papastamatis, CO 3 HSB 8th October 2009 Few men can have had as many rich, varied and ultimately satisfying lives as Raffaele. Physician, teacher, mentor, scholar and finally Officer in the Australian Defence Force within the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. Raffaele Scicchitano was commissioned as a Major on the 28th October 2004 and posted to the 3rd… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 18 No. 1 .

Surgeon Captain ‘Sandy’ Ferguson AM VRD RFD RANR RTD

Sandy” Ferguson graduated in Medicine at Melbourne  University in 1942 and following his residency at The Alfred Hospital was commissioned as a Surgeon Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval  Reserve in 1943. Prior to studying medicine he had tried to commence a naval career and having been accepted to join the Naval College at the… Read more »

By Michael Dowsett In   Issue Volume 17 No. 1 .

Bruce James Cheffins, Surgeon Lieutenant RAN 1965-1971

Dr Bruce James Cheffins died at the Fremantle Hospital on 14 March 2008, as the result of a vehicle accident.   He left behind his wife Andrae, sons Peter and Richard, daughters Bridget and Susie, and four grandchildren.   His RAN service was noteworthy for his compassion and leadership aboard HMAS Perth (DDG 38, Captain P.H. Doyle… Read more »

By Neil Westphalen In   Issue Volume 17 No. 1 .