First Kim Jong-Il.
Now Bruce Ruxton.
Bruce Ruxton, former head of the Victorian RSL, has died aged 85
December 23, 2011
BRUCE Ruxton, the former president of the Victorian RSL, died this afternoon at a Queensland nursing home. He was 85…
Mr Ruxton had been suffering from the early stages of dementia slipped into a coma several days ago and died about 3pm today in a Queensland nursing home, the Victorian RSL’s current president David McLachlan announced.
Mr Ruxton was Victoria’s longest-serving RSL president, presiding over the organisation for 23 years, Mr McLachlan said.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Borneo and Japan.
In 1975 he received the MBE, he was awarded the OBE in 1981, the AM in 1996, and in 1997 the Chevalier of Order of Merit from Jacques Chirac. He also received the Legion d’honneur…