David Watson

David Watson RSL Wide Bay

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David joined the 49th RQR Army Reserve at Wacol, Brisbane in 1978 and served for some 3½ years before transferring to 9 RQR Maryborough for approximately 12 months.  Due to his employer at the time, he was unable to continue his Reserve service.  He held various positions over 10 years within the KFC group from Brisbane to Rockhampton including managerial roles at Gladstone and Redcliffe.

David first moved to Monto in 2005 where he joined the Monto RSL Sub-Branch and was also Secretary/Manager of the RSL Citizens Club, for a period of 3 years. After a 4-year stint in Sydney, David returned with his family to Monto where he runs the family Funeral business.  David’s RSL Membership with the Monto RSL Sub-Branch currently spans 14 years.  He has held the positions of Sub-Branch Treasurer (2014-2018) and from 2018 to present day is the current Sub-Branch President.

David is very passionate about the RSL.  With a few year’s committee experience behind him and, being a younger member, David feels he has quite a few years left ahead to offer his services.  He believes that the younger generation can continue the great service provided by the older and past members.