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Lloyd Marken

Bio: Lloyd Marken likes to believe everyone has a story and one of the great privileges of his life has been in recent years to tell stories as a freelance writer. He has personally interviewed over 50 individuals helping to tell their stories whether they be outstanding school teachers, CEOs, local theatre directors, authors, up and coming actors or superstar comedians. He has been published with online magazines Scenestr, Heavy, Buzz, X-Press, FilmInk and Weekend Notes. A graduate from QUT over the years he has worked a lot of odd jobs including being a production runner on Margot Robbie’s second feature film ‘Vigilante’, a hospital wardsman and serving in the Australian Army Reserves. He was a writer and editor for the Brisbane Writers Festival Newspaper in 2004 as part a university work elective. In 2019 he worked for the Queensland College of Teachers as a writer for their TEACHX Awards writing over 115 pieces on nominees for publication on their website and writing media releases for half of the 30 finalists. That year the awards received unprecedented media coverage.

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      1. Lae Fortress Workshops appears on some documentation although we believe he was seconded to the 472nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Troop and we know he was with them at Jacqinot Bay in November 1944. He was an electrical artificer and was there to do the wiring up of the guns.

      2. I think it’s fantastic! If you care to have him included in the Farewell Salutes, what town should I put as his hometown? I am about the put the list together for today’s post.

      3. Thanks GP. Brisbane. I was wondering what decides the list? Reader feedback? Date of post? Subject matter of post? Something you’ve come across that interested you that was related to the deceased? I noticed some SAS soldiers who died in Afghanistan were listed in your post. What a nice way to pay tribute.

      4. Thank you, Lloyd. I receive obituaries from readers, I hunt them down on Legacies and by country, I check different newspapers, I receive the 11th A/B newspaper that has a “Taps” column,etc. I feel the people who contributed to our freedoms deserve all the honor they can.
        Your grandfather will be in today’s post.

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