John joined the Australian Regular Army on 20 May 1970 and was discharged on 19 May 1976.
After the normal three-month stint at 1 Recruit Training Battalion, John was posted to Armoured Centre where he was trained as a Gunner Signaller on the Centurion.
He was posted to the Regiment in October 1970 and spent much of his time as a Gunner Signaller and Crew Commander with the M60A1 during the Medium Tank Trials. He is remembered warmly by his mates who recall the occasional antic in Far North Queensland.
Prior to his discharge in 1976 John spent some time in Headquarters Squadron.
May he rest in peace in the Greenfields beyond.
Russ James, Secretary 1st Armoured Regiment Association