Tribute from Bernie White:
John Newlyn was posted to the Brisbane Beam Office during WW2. His father was a supervisor posted up there from Melbourne. The office was set up to cater for McArthur’s Headquarters overseas communications outlet where communiqués issued from the Supreme Commander were distributed to all parts of the world. An idiosyncrasy of John’s was that he was a youngster who wore a heavy cardigan in Brisbane even on the hottest days. He was considered by his colleagues as one of nature’s gentlemen.