Statement on behalf of parents Don and Linda, brother Dale and the extended Birt family
31 October 2011
The death of Ashley has been a tragic shock to our family, his mates and the Gympie community. Ashley was a proud soldier who loved his job. He was a loving son, devoted brother, wonderful uncle and loyal friend who will be dearly missed.
As this is a difficult time for our family, we ask that we are left to grieve in private.