Dick Saul a giant for the community

by admin on August 24th, 2018

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LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTION: Dick Saul AM
Nanjing Night Net

SIDNEYKitchener Saul AM, better known as Dick Saul, died peacefully on July 2, aged 98 years.

He was born on October 27, 1917, to John and Alice Saul of Seven Oaks.He had seven siblings:Tom, Jack, Janet, Dolly, Pat, Jean and Lil.He attended Bellimbopinni Public School and later Kempsey High School.

He worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the army, serving in the 13th Australian Infantry Battalion, 6th Australian Machine Gun Battalion and the Army Training Centre (Jungle Warfare). At the end of the war, he was a lieutenant and was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-45, Australia Service Medal 1939-45 and Returned from Active Service Badge.

In 1942 he married Betty Gill, a descendant of Methodist lay preacher Silas Gill. In 1945, they settled on the home farm at Bellimbopinni and raised three daughters:Jan, Lynne and Margaret.His stud AIS dairy herd won many prizes at regional shows and it was, at the time, the only cattle stud registered to a man and his daughters. He grew crops on the fertile river flats including corn, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons and pumpkins.In the mid 1960s, he sold his dairy herd and took on beef cattle.When he was 75, he sold the farm and retired to Pola Creek.When his wife Betty died, he moved again to South West Rocks and spent his latter years at Vincent Court.

He worked tirelessly to support veterans and, in 1990, was awarded an AM; Member in the General Division Order of Australia for service to veterans.He believed in serving his community, being involved in:Kempsey RSL Sub Branch – awarded life membership,RSL State Council – member for 18 years and served as Northern Country vice-president,Kempsey Macleay RSL Club – director for 38 years and awarded life membership,Lions International,Bellimbopinni Hall committee,Junior Farmers,South West Rocks Surf Club,Kempsey Cycle Club,Kempsey Probus Club,Kempsey Woodworking Club (inaugural president),South West Rocks Senior Citizens Club and South West Rockers andLittle Bay Trust – president.He was also a patron for Smithtown Football Club, Mustangs Football Club, Macleay Boxing Club and the Macleay Rifle Club.

Dick is survived by his three daughters, (Jan Baxter, Lynne Henry and Marg Mottee), 10grandchildren and 16great grandchildren.

His funeral was held on July 8 at All Saints Anglican Church, Kempsey.He was buried next to his wife and his siblings at Frederickton Cemetery.His family would like to acknowledge the staff and volunteers at Vincent Court for their wonderful care; Terry Hunt for his unqualified support and the staff of Robert B Walker Funerals for their professionalism and attention.

He lived for those he loved and those he loved will always remember.

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