Ray Gentles Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Ray Gentles Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Ray Gentles.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
Sad news that Ray Gentles, Kokoda veteran, has passed away aged 97. I only met him once, but he was a lovely man (thanks to Dave Howell for the news and photos). #WW2 #kokoda #anzacs
Sad news that Ray Gentles, Kokoda veteran, has passed away aged 97. I only met him once, but he was a lovely man (thanks to Dave Howell for the news and photos). #WW2 #kokoda #anzacs pic.twitter.com/iMJ350B1nJ
— Mat McLachlan (@MatMcLachlan) July 25, 2020
In sadness we say farewell to Ray Gentles, Kokoda veteran with the 55/53 Australian Infantry Battalion, longtime friend and supporter of the KTMW, an instructive guide for thousands of young Australians who came on school visits, and a passionate patriot.
RAYMOND BRUCE GENTLES,born 12 April 1925 at Orange, NSW, enlisted 28 April 1944, discharged 26 October 1946, with the rank of Lance Corporal. Died 25 July 2020
Ray had been in palliative care and only last Thursday, when Reg Chard and Alice Kang visited, he said he was looking forward to getting back on his feet and attending the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway in time for VP Day.
RIP Ray, and thank you for your friendship and outstanding service.
I read today the sad news that one of the few remaining serviceman of the mighty New Guinea campaign Mr Ray Gentles, a Kokoda veteran, has passed away aged 97.
It is indeed an end of an era when the diggers are no longer around to pass on their stories.
Duty to your country far and beyond has been served.
RIP sir, thank you for your service.
Our good friend Ray Gentles is not doing so well at present in concord hospital Sydney , so we are sending along a little get well token this afternoon
We’re all with you at this time Ray and our thoughts are with Ina and The family
Thankyou for your service to Australia and we hope to see you again soon
Ray is pictured here Anzac Day 2019 with Fred Denny and Lou Collett
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.