The RAN crew of HMAS Perth presenting for inspection by Prime Minister MenziesArmy personnel in Gorari, New GuineaThe RAAF crew of a Halifax aircraft, Squadron 466Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS) members after returning home from Balikpapan aboard the aircraft carrier HMS VengeanceA group of the Merchant Navy survivors off the Macdhui
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Table Of Contents
Glossary of Ranks
Honour and Gallantry Awards
Honour and Gallantry Medal Images
Photographs

Glossary of Ranks back to top  

The Glossary of Ranks displayed on this website have been compiled from information supplied by:
 
Navy back to top  
 
Naval History Directorate
Department of Defence
Russell Offices
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Army back to top  
 
Army History Unit
Department of Defence
Russell Offices
CANBERRA ACT 2600

RAAF back to top  
 
RAAF Historical Records
Department of Defence
Russell Offices
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Merchant Navy back to top  
 
Principal Adviser (Analysis)
Maritime Safety and Environmental Strategy
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
CANBERRA ACT 2600


Honour and Gallantry Awards back to top  

The Honour and Gallantry Award data for individual service men and women was provided by Mr Anthony Staunton, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Canberra.

Honour and Gallantry Medal Images back to top  

Honour and Gallantry Medal images, displayed on this website, were taken from the following publications:
The Year 2001 Calender, published jointly by the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Australian War Memorial:
  • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
  • Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
  • Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Distinguished Flying Medal
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • George Cross
  • George Medal
  • Military Cross
  • Military Medal
  • Victoria Cross

Medal Yearbook 2001 edited by James Mackay, John W Mussell and the Editorial Team of Medal News, published by Token Publishing Ltd., Devon, UK:

  • British Empire Medal
  • Companion of the Order of the Bath
  • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
  • Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • Member of the Order of the British Empire
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire
  • Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)


British Orders, Decorations and Medals by Donald Hall in association with Christopher Wingate. Balfour Publications, printed and published by Photo Precision Ltd, St Ives, Huntington, England:

  • Air Force Cross
  • Air Force Medal
  • Royal Red Cross (1st Class)


Gallantry Medals and Awards of the World by John D Clarke. Published by Patrick Stephens Limited:

  • Albert Medal (2nd Class)


Photographs back to top  

The following photographs were provided courtesy of the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra.

Photograph AWM Negative Number Description
The RAN crew of HMAS Perth presenting for inspection by Prime Minister Menzies 005773 1941-02. Prime Minister Mr Robert G. Menzies reviews the crew of H.M.A.S. Perth.

Army personnel in Gorari, New Guinea 013645 1942-11-23. New Guinea. Gorari. Most of the hand to hand fighting took place in the Gorari region, where one Australian unit killed and buried over 500 Japanese. The Japanese dead were buried in common graves, 5, 6, and up to 10 in one grave. Their steel helmets were placed on the top of the graves. In this photo is an Australian burying party. They are (L To R) Cpl. R.V. Twomey, Ptes R.C. Smith, D. Serone, S.H. Griffiths, V.W. Russel & A Mcgoldrick all from N.S.W. (Negative by G. Silk).

The RAAF crew of a Halifax aircraft, Squadron 466 UK00959 Yorkshire, England. 1944-01-17. The crew of a Halifax aircraft of No. 466 Squadron RAAF, at RAF Station Leconfield. They were formerly a Wellington aircraft crew. Left to right: 420171 Flight Sergeant (F Sgt) W. D. Flett, of Homebush, NSW; 413427 Flying Officer (FO) C. W. Reynolds, of Chatswood, NSW; 420590 Sgt N. M. Page, Dulwich Hill, NSW; 423116 FO H. R. Hoare, of Strathfield, NSW; Sgt E. G. Beldin, RAF, of Carshalton, England.

Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS) members after returning home from Balikpapan aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance 124789 Group portrait of Matron (Captain) M Clayton, wearing glasses (possibly Sister Paul from NSW), 2/12th Australian General Hospital (2/12 AGH), and Lieutenants G Munro; Edna McFadyen of Maitland, NSW (second from the right) 2/12 AGH; E Neagle of SA (fourth from right) 2/2nd Casualty Clearing Station; C Fredericks; J Sinclair; L Greene; A Kelly and E McLenna in a bus taking them from Circular Quay to the Sydney local transit depot. The Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS) members had just returned home from Balikpapan aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance.

A group of the Merchant Navy survivors off the Macdhui 012974 1942-07-24. A group of the survivors off the Macdhui sunk in Port Moresby 1942-06-18. The seamen were able to save only the clothes they were wearing but never the less they could raise a smile. Most of them are anxious to find another ship as soon as possible. (Negative by Anderson)

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