Passed away peacefully on

January 8th 2022.


Much loved husband of

Denise (deceased).


Loved and respected Dad of

Karen and Susan,

and Father-in-law of Martin.


Cherished Papa of Lachlan,

William and Tom.


Remembered with love and admiration

by family, friends and Army mates.


Re-united with his

beloved wife Denny.



Message Board

David Laing - Secretary. RSAR Association -

Jeff, you were a soldiers soldier, mentoring young diggers and giving them the benefit of your years of service and experience. After the Army you served with distinction at the Army Museum where you retained your professionalism and personality and showed many thousands of visitors the wealth of your military knowledge. You are already sadly missed. Pro Patria.

Mimi Ewens -

My sincere condolences Jeff will be missed at the Army Museum of South Australia always a kind and sincere gentleman.

Cathy, Trina and Rod Williams -

Fond memories of our neighbour and friend. Sincere sympathy to Karen, Susan and family.

Brian Marshal Bob Perkins & Allen Burt -

Remembered and respected by the ex serving members of the Murray Bridge Assault Pioneer Platoon of both the 10th Battalion & the 27th Battalion. Royal South Australia Regiment Lest We Forget.

Jan Rose -

My sincere condolences to Jeff's close family and friends. He is now re-united with his beloved Denise. Jeff will be sadly missed by us all.

Jan Rose -

Deepest sympathy to Jeff's close family and friends. Jeff will be sadly missed by us all. He was an officer and a gentleman.

Rob Atkinson -

A fine gentleman and Officer and will be missed. Lest we forget.

Ash Wright -

My condolences to Jeff's family at this challenging time. Jeff was a true gentleman of the old school. He will be missed by those that knew him and he wont be forgotten. Rest in peace Jeff, those of us from the younger generations of service personnel truly appreciated your friendship and support. Lest we forget.

Paul Longstaff -

Jeffrey Edward Ayles will be sadly missed by many, for his roles as: • An ARA Soldier – for his service to a grateful nation. • An ARES Soldier – for passing on his extensive experience as an ARA Soldier and acting as a mentor to so many other citizen soldiers. • A Curator of military history – by interpreting Australian military history through the construction of displays and acting as a guide, conducting tours, and training guides at the Army Museum of South Australia. • A good citizen – by the way he behaved as a husband, family man, and friend and colleague to so many others. VALE Jeffrey.

Nick Meredith -

Thanks for your help and support at the Army Museum.Your knowledge and wisdom will be missed by your friends and colleagues. RIP - you have done your duty and more.

Dom Phillips -

Soldier On.

Max and Lorraine Sanderson -

Sincere condolences to Jeff's family in the sad loss of a special man, respected by so many. Remembering our service history and friendship. Rest in Peace, Jeff.

Major Aaron P. Jackson -

I first heard the name Jeff Ayles as a child, when my Grandfather worked with him at Keswick Barracks in the 1980s. My Grandfather shared many stories about their exploits in those days. Later, as an adult, I met Jeff Ayles in person during my own military service. In the intervening 35+ years, Jeff was always working to support the Royal South Australia Regiment, and several others. He was a true soldier and a gentleman. It was a privilege to have known and worked with him. Pro Patria.

Graham Goodwin -

Jeff you were such a great inspiration, full of enthusiasm, advice, and when required, correction. I have so much enjoyed your assistance and confidence. You will be missed! My sincere condolences to your family.

Allen Puttock -

So sorry for your loss. A great friend at AMOSA for whom I had a great deal of respect.

Pam Good -

Thinking of you Karen and family. Your dear dad will live on in your memories.

Yasmin Saunders -

From Yasmin, Liz, and Graham you were one of the only true leaders at Keswick we knew!

Yasmin Saunders -

Yasmin, Liz and Graham -you were one of the only true leaders that ever existed in all our combined times at Keswick Barracks .

Keven and Bella Draper -

Well Jeff there will be no more weekly phone calls , but, I will still have the Great Friendship memory of 21 years at AMOSA that won`t be forgotten, you are together again ,R I P dear Friend. Kev and Bella