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VALE ALWYN PETHERBRIDGE

Alwyn Petherbridge was one of nature’s gentlemen. He died on Tuesday March 24th at age 94.

During WW2 he served in the RAAF. He joined in 1943 when just 18.

Alwyn Petherbridge middle row, 1st on the left

Alwyn Petherbridge middle row, 1st on the left

He was part of the Central Bureau Intelligence Corps. Association where he was decoding Japanese messaging. Alwyn told Darryl Bishop that he served in the Philippines beside the Americans doing this vital work. It was a very secretive section akin to Bletchley Park in England. Years after the war he received a much prized and converted  medal.

 

Kay Golding who is our record keeper  at DBC compiled this summary.

Marie and Alwyn

Marie and Alwyn

Darryl Bishop has sent these photos of his activities.

Alwyn is on the left of the two ladies. He has white hair.

Alwyn is on the left of the two ladies. He has white hair.

The above photo is of the Ovens and Murray Central Bowls Association RVBA Goodwill Tour 1995.  The  tour of two weeks duration was held every few years in which  the participants visited and bowled at each of the nine clubs in the surrounding area. Alwyn was the Leader Hon.Treasurer.

Bruce Hallman, Keith Kilner, Alwyn Petherbridge.

Bruce Hallman, Keith Kilner, Alwyn Petherbridge.

Because  of the Corona virus social distancing it is sad that members could not farewell Alwyn in the usual way. Our thoughts are with Marie and her family . R.I.P. Alwyn.

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A notice in “The Age” on Saturday May 16 stated that, ”  Due to the imposition of social gathering and travel restrictions currently in place no funeral service has yet been held, with a memorial service planned for the future when all the family and friends can gather to honour Alwyn ‘s memory.”