Carrying on their Legacy

In this new DVA TV video, De’Arne Prosser talks about how she felt after her husband, Tom, passed away 12 years ago, but found renewed purpose after volunteering to be a Legatee with Legacy.

When our brave men and women join the Australian Defence Force, their families support them on their journey.

De’Arne and Tom Prosser were married for 43 years and had four children together.   

Thomas Prosser served in the Australian Army for nearly 30 years and fought with the 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) during the Vietnam War.  

 Legacy was established in 1923 and founded on a promise made by one digger to another – to ‘look after the missus and the kids’.

‘I came across Legacy and I just decided I wanted to be a part of it to help other widows find out what they don’t know,’ she said.

For a century, Legacy has supported the families of those who have sacrificed their lives or health in the defence of our nation.

For more information call 1800 LEGACY (1800 534 229) or visit their website:

Saying goodbye can be tough, but you don’t have to go it alone. Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling is available 24/7 on 1800 011 046.