39th Association – Committee

This page provides the links to let you discover who are the members of the Executive Committee of the 39th Battalion Association; and, how to contact them should you wish to do so. It also allows you to download an Application of Membership of the Association.

The Veterans of the Association are very pleased to welcome membership of those who did not serve in the 39th Battalion but have a common interest with us.

Membership costs $20.00 per annum plus an initial Joining Fee of $15.00 which includes the cost of a name tag (see the Shop for a likeness). All Members have web access to the Association’s newsletter The Good Guts published six times a year and are encouraged to share in various functions held throughout each year.

The Committee
If you are a member, committee phones details are available in the Good Guts. LOGIN to check.
39th Australian Infantry Battalion {1941-43} Association Inc PO BOX 664 KEW VIC 3101

Merren Stockdale, a Life Member was elected as President in Feb 2017, is the daughter of the late MAJ Noel Hall, and has been on the committee for quite a few years.  EMAIL

Merren is also the Events Convenor. Contact HERE.

Vice President: David Bellairs is warming up the benches as VP  Email

Secretary: David Howell has now stepped up to be our secretary. He keeps his hat as the History buff. Email.

Treasurer: Norman Stockdale first became involved in Association affairs many years ago when he was courting Merren, the daughter of MAJ Noel Hall OAM ED, Norman accidentally became Secretary in 1999, a role he filled for 12 years along with stints as Treasurer. Norman was awarded Life M.embership in 2006. Send a message to Norman Email

Membership: Norman also covers all membership enquiries . Email Norman. HERE

GG Editor: Mary Holloway, a Life Member, the daughter of  the late Rev Peter Holloway who served in the 39th as a machine gunner, took over editorship from her late father. Send an email to Mary HERE.

Welfare co-ordinator:   Alan Jameson has been a member since about 2000. His father Frank, a veteran of the 39th Bn, passed away in 2006. Alan has served  the Association as Vice President and President and is our first call when Welfare issues arise. Alan was awarded Life Membership in 2011. Contact Alan HERE.

Immediate Past President:  Daryl Clarke was the LTCOL in charge of the Personnel Support Battalion, when in honour of the Legendary WWII 39th Battalion, his Battalion was re-raised as the 39thPSB (since re-named the Operation Support Battalion) by the then Governor General MAJGEN Sir Michael Jeffries on the 08th August 2006. Daryl has been a member since then and now lives with his wife and 2 children in Melbourne. You can contact Daryl Here

Malcolm Owen, was elected to the Committee  few years ago and has served his time as Secretary. Email

Rupert Dalley has now retired from the Reserves and as a teacher at Trinity College in Kew and brings his experiences to the committee. Contact Rupert here .EMAIL 

Tim Fitzgerald has a keen interest and involvement in the 39th Bn of WWI  Email

 Ross Darrigan: back on the committee after a stint in Queensland. Email

John  Redmond, became interested in the stories of the veterans after walking the Kokoda Track,. Ask him here EMAIL

David Howell is our History guru, has an extermely good knowledge of the History of WW2 and also runs his own trekking company,  EMAIL.           

Download an Application for Membership