The FAAAA was saddened to hear of the death of Graham Husband, a member of the QLD Division, on 27 June 2017.  He was 82.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Date: 03 July 2017
Time: 1130
Place: St Mark’s Anglican Church, Warwick, QLD

Graham was born in Brisbane on the 5th March 1935. His father Fred Husband served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1939 and was lucky to survive the Japanese attacks on Darwin and the sinking of the HMAS Kuttabul in 1942. Graham joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1952 and served on the Cerberus, Albatross, Platypus, Sydney, Kuttabul (Gunnery Instructional Centre), Harman (Belconnen WT Station) and the Fleet Tug Sprightly.

He deployed to Korea on HMAS Sydney for the Armistice Truce Patrols from October 1953 to June 1954. He received the United Nations Korean Medal, the General Service Medal Korea, the Australian Service Medal, the Australian Defence Medal and the Centenary Medal (for Service to Veterans) .

Graham went on to serve with the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, Royal Australian Fleet Reserve and the Royal Australian Emergency Reserve from 1959 until 1990. He then worked with the Brisbane City Council as a Tram Conductor, Tram Motorman and Bus Driver for 15 years then as a Bank Officer with the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ Bank until 1991.

Graham was a keen gardener and was once nick named the Chinese Gardener by his neighbours, indeed the money derived from the sales of his sweet peas paid for family holidays for many years. On moving to Warwick in 1993 Graham became involved with the Warwick RSL Sub Branch. He served for over 10 years as President of the Warwick RSL Sub Branch and as a trained Pension Welfare Officer.

He was a Life Subscriber of the Sub Branch having first joined  the RSL  in 1959. In 2014 Graham returned to Korea as a guest of the Korean Government as a veteran which he enjoyed immensely. Graham died after a valiant battle with oesophageal cancer likely to have been caused by his asbestos exposure while serving in the RAN in the 1950s. He is survived by his wife Melva, four children, grandchildren and great grand children.