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ANZAC Honour Roll

ANZAC Honour Roll

Magdalene Honour Roll of Military Service

We honour the service of the following men and women from the Australian Armed Services. They worked in our name, to defend our values and our freedom.

We also recognise the many men and women from our community who are currently serving. For reasons of security, their names and details are not mentioned here.

William Oliver Anderson

Australian Army WW2, July 1940 – Dec 1944. Transport Driver in 3 Reserve Motor Transport Company, Unit 7th RR Battalion. Captured by the Japanese in Singapore 1942 and taken to Sandakan POW Camp, Borneo. He died 25 Dec 1944 aged 23 in Sandakan as a Prisoner of War.

Great Great Uncle of Bailey McNamara

Lance Corporal Alan Ray Andrews

Australian Imperial Force, Medical Corps 1939 – 1945. Captured by the Japanese and became a Prisoner of War at Changi for 3 years.

Grandfather of Charlotte Berkley

Gunner Private Edmund Baragry

Australian Imperial Forces World War 1, France. January 1916 - 9th May 1917. Edmund was killed in action during the 2nd Battle of Bullecourt, in France Aged 22.

Great Uncle of Tara and Patrick Baragry

Private William Baragry

Australian Imperial Forces World War 1, January 1916 - 22nd August 1916. William was integral in starting the Men from Snowy River Cooee March from Delegate to Goulburn but died from pneumonia in Goulburn Base hospital just before embarking, aged 24. He was buried with full military honours in Adaminaby.

Great Uncle of Tara and Patrick Baragry

Lieutenant Verne Douglas Blyth

Served 1939 to 1945. 1939 Member of the Black Watch. 1941 Army 2 AIF Noumea. 1942 WWII 2/3rd Commando Company Port Moresby, New Guinea.

Great Grandfather of Jasmine Sly

Gunner Terry John Bruce

Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery. Detachment, 131 Divisional Locating Batter,  Vietnam.

Grandfather to Aleira and James Arrowsmith

Brian John Carter 2788630

104 Battery 12th Field Regiment RAA VIETNAM.

Father of Mrs Natalie Bell, Grandfather to Adelaide and Hamish Bell

Warrant Officer Class 2 Shane Cassidy

Royal Australian Infantry - 20 years. Deployed to East Timor April 2001 – October 2001 with 4RAR(Cdo).

Father of Rhys Cassidy

David Edward Cavell

Royal Australian Navy. WWII 1942 – 1945. Served on board 3 ships, HMAS Cerberus (on which he did his training), HMAS Kybra, HMAS Kanimbla. He received 4 medals for his service. 1939 -1945 Pacific Star. War Medal 1939 – 1945. Aust Service Medal 1939 – 1945.

Great Grandfather of Zakariah See

Warrant Officer Class 2 Arthur Ronald Clark

Service number: 22551. Enlisted 12/11/1948. Discharged 11/11/ 1963. Deployed to Korea, Papua New Guinea and Japan. He received United Nations Service Medal, Clasp PNG to the Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, Australian General Service Medal for Korea, Australian Defence Medal.

Great Grandfather to Jasmine Groucutt and Chelsea

Flight Lieutenant Maurice John Corbett

Royal Australian Air Force, Wireless Operator Air Gunner, 19 July 1941 - 30 January 1946. Posting at discharge:  2 Squadron. Passed away:  15 August 2004 (aged 83).

Family of Donna Corbett

Private Laurence Vincent Cronin

Australian Imperial Force 1940 – 1943. Served overseas and after returning to Australia sent to Papua New Guinea where he died 3/11/1943 age 35. Buried in Lae War Cemetery.

Great Great Uncle of Olivia Zammit

Private Robert Edward Cupitt

Australian Infantry Battalion, January 1941 to June 1946.

Grandfather of Mrs Jodie Hort

Clarence Joseph Earl

Born 1913 in Heddon Greta, NSW and died 1996 in Brisbane, QLD. Served 1940 to 1944 as a Corporal in the Australian Imperial Service in WWII. Served in the 9th Division, 2/13 th Infantry Battalion, enlisted age 25. Was wounded in Tobruk and repatriated back to Australia. Served as a Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly from 1953 to 1973. Served as Member for Fairfield, NSW from 1953 to 1962 and Member for Bass Hill from 1962 to 1973.

Great Great Uncle of Kaizen Earl-Sawa

Raymond Patrick Earl

Born: 1916 in Heddon Greta, NSW and died 1940 aged 23. Originally joined the Royal Australian Navy on 21/10/1934 to 20/1/1937 before joining the RAF, Service number 20373. Served in the Royal Airforce Force as a Pilot Officer in WWII 1/1939 to 9/1940. He was 1st pilot and Captain in the RAF, service number 41770. He flew a Handley Page 52 Hampden Bomber. He was killed in action - on the 26/9/1940 along with 11 other bombers he left from their base in Hemwell, UK to attack the German battleship Scharnhorst in Keil, Germany. His body washed up at Onsla, Sweden two months after going missing. He is buried in Kviberg Cemetry, Sweden.

Great Great Uncle of Kaizen Earl-Sawa

Robert Lawrence Earl

Born 1914 in Heddon Greta, NSW and died 1992 in Picton, NSW. Served 1940 to 1945 as a Warrant Officer in the Australian Imperial Service in WWII. Service Number NX15075. Enlisted age 26. His division marched from Ingleburn to Bathurst for training prior to being deployed. Served in the 9th Division, 2/13th Infantry Battalion (Devils Own) known as the "Rats of Tobruk" he served in the Middle East in the Siege of Tobruk, at El Alamein and later in Borneo and New Guinea. He remained in the Army after the war where he served at the Royal Australian Artillery Barracks Georges Heights, Mosman, NSW. Army Number 2/2288.

Great Grandather of Kaizen Earl-Sawa

ERA II James Henry Edmonds

Royal Australian Navy. Enlisted 7 August 1933 and discharged 30 November 1945. Served on HMAS Ships Cerberus, Australia, Penguin, Rushcutters, World War II. Passed: 11 July 1985.

Family to Hamish and Darcy Pulling

Sergeant Barrie James Edwards

Operator, Keyboard, Cypher Top Secret Class, Signalman in the Australian Army from 1965 to 1985. Served in Vietnam 2 Signal Squad Regiment, New Guinea, Port Moresby, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Grand Uncle of Jasmine Sly

Corporal Clive Edwards

Signalman and Cypher Top Secret Class in Australian Army from 1968 to 1979. Served in Vietnam 2 Sig Squadron Regiment Port Moresby, New Guinea from 1981 to 1990 Melbourne.

Grand Uncle of Jasmine Sly

Corporal John Kenneth Edwards

RAAF Instrument Fitter. Service at Point Cook VIC Squadron BFTS, Richmond NSW, Darwin 2CARU  Williamtown 77 Squadron from 1965 to 1971.

Grandfather of Jasmine Sly

LAC Kenneth John Edwards

Enlisted in Melbourne RAAF. Served as a Turner from 1941 to 1945 in Sale Vic and Amberley Qld.

Great Grandfather of Jasmine Sly

Private Andrew Joseph Evans

Australian Imperial Forces. Served in France 13 Sept. 1917 - 11 Oct. 1918.

Great Grandfather of Charlotte Cornett

Lance Corporal Joshua Franco

Australian Army. Currently serving in Afghanistan.

Family of Donna Corbett

Leading Mechanical Engineer James Edward Green

HMAS Murchison served in Korea 9 May 1951 - 19 Feb. 1952. Warrant Officer on HMAS Sydney. Served in Vietnam 22 April 1966 - 03 Jan. 1968.

Father of Mrs Sharon Hassan

Frank Percy Goold

Born: 1895 in Vic and died: 1961 in WA. Served 1914 to 1918 in WWI as a Private in the Australian Imperial Forces. Enlisted in Caulfield, Vic — age 19, he saw service in Egypt and France (along with brother Thomas). Service Number W66850. He also served in WWII in the Volunteer Defence Forces from 3/1942 to 10/1945.

Great Great Grandfather of Kaizen Earl- Sawa

Harry Gordon Gunton

Born: 1921 in Coledale, NSW and died 1992 in Smithfield, NSW. Served 1942 - 1946 in the Royal Australian Navy in WWII. Service Number S6351. Rank OA 111. Enlisted age 20 on 16/2/1942. Saw service around Papua New Guinea. Discharged 13/5/1946 at HMAS Penguin. Board Member of Smithfield RSL, was made a Life Member in 1987.

Great Grandather of Kaizen Earl-Sawa

Lance Corporal Eric Harmond

Australian Imperial Forces, 1st Australian Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers, Papua New Guinea 4 years.

Great Grandfather of Clare Brooker

Pilot Officer Godfrey Rees Jones

R.A.A.F Pilot – Officer. Shot down during an air operation in Germany 16 August 1942.

Great Great Uncle of Charlotte Berkley.

Sergeant Hohepa Karaka

Victor 4 Company – 6RAR/NZ Battalion – Vietnam, 1969 - 1970.

Grand Uncle of Nikolao Osman

Private Mickey Karaka

28th Maori Battalion 2nd NZ Div – Faenza, Italy. KIA – 15/12/1944.

Grand Uncle of Nikolao Osman

Private Frederick John Keegan

D.OB: 7/8/1894. Enlisted 4/12/1915. Service No. 2974. Travelled from Narrabri on horseback to Sydney to enlist. Australian Imperial Force, 5/31st Battalion, 5th Australian Division Signal Corps (Runner). Embarked Australia 14/3/1916. Disembark Marseilles France. Discharged: 22/7/1919.

Great Great Grandfather to Matilda & Keegan Post

Private William Henry Keegan

2nd Field Ambulance & 5 Australian Field Ambulance. Service No: NX157209. DOB 26/3/1926 Newcastle. Bill used the date 16/5/1923 to enlist in the army as he was only 15yo and wanted to join. Enlisted 19/5/1942. Landed in Jacquinot Bay, New Britain now known as New Guinea. Served in Raboul, The Pacific & Japan. Was also stationed in Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped. Discharged: 5/5/1947.

Great Grandfather to Matilda & Keegan Post

Private Herbert Ernest Kemp

Born in Coonamble, NSW. Embarkation 14 April 1916, Sydney. 54 Infantry Battalion - 2 to 5 Reinforcements (April-September 1916). First World War, 1914-1918. HMAT Ceramic A40.

Great Great Grandfather to Georgie and Amber Halliday

Percy Kookoosachi

Australian Imperial Force, WWI. Joined 1915. Fought in Gallipoli in 1915 and in France in 1918. On September 18, 1918, the Australian 13th Battalion, with which he was serving took part in its last offensive action in France, this time around Le Verguier, in the Somme. In this Battle he was wounded by a gunshot wound to the face. Medals for his service, 1914 - 1915 Star, British War Medal and Allied Victory Medal.

Great Great Grandfather of Zakariah See

Private Charles William Lyne

Australian Imperial Force 1939. 2/12 Australian Infantry Battalion. Deployed to the Middle East. Discharged in 1942 as required for employment in a reserved occupation (farming).

Great Grandfather of Ella Presti

Leading Aircraftman John James Mitchell

No. 100 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, No. 139704. Papua New Guinea 1945. Born 5 September 1922, Enlisted 4/2/1944. Discharged 8/4/1946.

Grandfather of Danielle Semrany and Great Grandfather to Alanah Semrany

Stoker 2nd Class Morton Alan O'Loughlin

Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Perth. Enlisted:  30 June 1941. Died:  1 March 1942.

Family of Donna Corbett

Gunner Nola Frances O'Loughlin

Australian Army, Searchlight Operator, Sale, Victoria. Enlisted 23 March 1943. Discharged 19 December 1945.

Family of Donna Corbett

Private Ronald Archibald O'Loughlin

Australian Imperial Forces, 2/21 Australian Infantry Battalion. Enlisted: 14 June 1940. Date of Death:  20 February 1942 as a Prisoner of War.        

Family of Donna Corbett

Ellen Elizabeth O’Malveney

AANS – Australian Army Nurses Service. Stationed at New Guinea during the war 1942. Stationed in Japan during the occupation as a nurse 1945. Trained at Duntroon and became an officer.

Great Grand Aunt of Jasmine Sly

Flight Sergeant Michael G Opalniuk

Served in Malaysia 1981 to 1989. Iraq and Afghanistan 2006- 2007.

Father of Justin Opalniuk

Sergeant Allan Osman

RAF/British Army/RNZAF/RNZIR. 1945 – primary operation – Malayan Emergency 1955.

Grandfather of Nikolao Osman

Corporal Maude Osman

1st RNZWAC. 1966 – 1968.

Grandmother of Nikolao Osman

Lieutenant John Edward Patterson-Kane

Australian Army – World War II, 26th Australian Infantry Battalion. 27 May 1941 - 1 May 1947. Life Member City of Parramatta Branch R&SL of Australia. Life Member City of Parramatta Returned Ex-Servicemen’s Club Limited.

Great Grandfather of Matthew Ross

Corporal Peter Phillips

Australian Army. Deployed to East Timor 2007. Afghanistan 2008/2009 Papua New Guinea 2010, Afghanistan 2012.

Nephew of Mrs Denise Phillips

Corporal Scott Phillips

Australian Army 176 Air Dispatch Squadron. Deployed to the Middle East on Operation Slipper, 2013, 2014, Operation Accordion, 2017 and Operation Highroad 2017.

Son of Mrs Denise Phillips

Lance Corporal Norman Gordon Piper

43rd Australian Infantry Battalion (#1691). Australian Imperial Force. First World War
Volunteered in the military at age 15, later enlisted and sailed from Adelaide on 9 June 1916. Deployed from England to France on 25 November 1916. Five months later, he was wounded in action on 21 April 1917 and died of his wounds in the field at the 2nd A.C.C.S. (Australian Casualty Clearing Station) on 22 April 1917. He was 25 years old. He is buried at Trois Arbres (Three Trees) Cemetery, France.


Uncle of Connor Spiers’s great-grandfather

Leading Seaman Adam Pulling

Royal Australian Navy, Combat Systems Operator. Enlisted 1997 and discharged 2004. Served on HMAS Ships Hobart, Kuttabul, Watson and Maritime Headquarters.

Grandfather to Hamish and Darcy Pulling

Corporal William George Robertson

Service number NX73843. 2nd/3rd Infantry Battalion, Australian Military Forces (Army WW2) Born 19 August 1917, died March 1988.

Grandfather of Danielle Semrany and Great Grandfather to Alanah Semrany

Selwyn Ross Robinson

Australian Army WW2. Enlisted in AIF 4 Dec 1940. Served in the AIF 41st Battalion in the Middle East and Greece in WW2. Rank: Signalman in 6 Corps of Signals. Discharged 28 Feb 1946. Died 15 Sep 2015 Aged 94 years and 10 months.

Great Grandfather of Bailey McNamara

Albert Norman Charles Thomson

Leading Signalman AE2 Submarine World War I. Prisoner of War in Turkey. First Submarine to successfully navigate the Turkish straight (The Dardanelles) during the invasion at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915. 83 years later his landscape drawings led to the discovery of the sunken submarine.

Great Great Grandfather of Jasmine Sly

Corporal Joshua Tolhurst

Australian Army 17th Signals Regiment, Operation Slipper 2010.

Relative of Ms Meaghan Tolhurst

Warrant Officer Class 2 Mark Tunnicliffe

2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Infantry. He served 07/08 East Timor, 08/09 Timor Leste, 10/11 Afghanistan.

Uncle to Indiana Vandeinsen

Corporal G C Warren

Australian Regular Army 1990 - 2000. Rifleman, marksman and paratrooper. As an outcome to an injury whilst on operations transferred to the Royal Australian Corp of Transport and served as a non-commissioned officer. Served in numerous operational theatres including the overseas deployment force. Awarded the Australian Defence Medal and a commanding officer's commendation for good conduct.

Father of Darcy Warren

 

 

 

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