Soldier's tragic death renews calls for veteran support

THE tragic death of a man in a single-vehicle crash south of Toowoomba this week has reignited calls for greater support for the country's returned servicemen and women.

Craftsman Nathan Anthony Death, 33, died when his car struck a tree and rolled into a paddock off the New England Highway at Spring Creek on Tuesday morning.

The scene of the crash on the New England Highway.
The scene of the crash on the New England Highway. Elyse Wurm

While his death has been referred to the Queensland Coroner, friends have paid tribute to Craftsman Death's life and his service to the country.

He had served with the 7th Signal Regiment at Cabarlah, north of Toowoomba.

A tribute shared by The Warrior's Return (Australia) Facebook group, which seeks to support serving and returned veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and helps them readjust to civilian life, shared the news on social media this week.

Craftsman Nathan Anthony Death, 33, died when his car struck a tree.
Craftsman Nathan Anthony Death, 33, died when his car struck a tree.

The post included a tribute from a friend of Craftsman Death who said his passing had impacted not just those who knew him, but the wider military community.

"Nathan was an amazing man with a good heart and was valued by everyone who knew him," a friend Kayla told The Warrior's Return page.

"The impact that this has had on not only myself but the wider military and civilian community has been monumental."

More than 150 people sent condolences on the post which has since been shared by an unofficial page calling for a Royal Commission into the Department of Veteran Affairs.

If you or somebody you knew needs help, it is available: Lifeline: 13 11 14



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