Alice Bridget Blain

Alan Robert Neech    B:1944
Eric James Neech    
Ian Charles Neech    D:2010


Photo of Alan Neech

Alan was born to parents John Leonard and Edith Mather.  He was continually "bobbing in" through the fence to visit their neighbours, Alan and Alice Neech, and thereby gained the nickname 'Bobby' and later as 'Robert'.

The Neech's, both school teachers, loved and regarded him as the son they themselves never had, and took him to England to educate him.

His overseas education did not prevent him, however, from working as a jackaroo on some stations out west.

In 1939, Alan changed his surname by Deed  Poll from  Leonard  to  Neech. Click here for information regarding Alan recorded under his "Leonard" surname.

From the WWII Nominal Roll.

Service Australian Army  
Service Number QX1373  
Date of Birth 19 Jul 1905
Place of Birth SANDGATE, QLD  
Date of Enlistment 19 Nov 1939  
Locality on Enlistment DALBY, QLD  
Place of Enlistment TOOWOOMBA, QLD  
Next of Kin NEECH, ALICE  
Date of Discharge 14 Sep 1945
Rank Sergeant  
Posting at Discharge 1 Anti Tank Regiment  
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None
Prisoner of War No  

Alan served in the 2/5 Anti-Tank Regiment

Click here and search for "Neech" for a photo of Alan taken during WWII.

Alan and Bridget owned and operated a bulk fuel depot at Beenleigh.

Alan is buried in the ANZAC Section of Mt Gravatt cemetery

Source : Email from Pattie Butler

Last Updated : 30-Apr-11