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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.

Lance Corporal Alan Ray Andrews 

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

Sergeant Godfrey Rees Jones

R.A.A.F Pilot - Officer
Shot down during an air operation in Germany 16 August 1942
Great Uncle of Jennifer Berkley.

Major Gordon Holland 

Australian Army Infantry from 1957-1992
Vietnam War from 1969-1970
Malayan Emergency 1959-1961
Current President of Vietnam Veterans Association 
Grandfather of Brady Polkinghorne Yr 8

Corporal Natasha Senior

Australian Army 
Deployed to East Timor 1999 – 2000 for 5 months and again 2000 – 2001 for 7 months. 
Deployed to Egypt 2013 for 7 months
Aunt of Bailey, Cooper and Flynn O'Keeffe. 

Private Gordon Moffitt

Australian Imperial Forces
Papua New Guinea 
August 1942- June 1944
Great Grandfather of Stephanie Robinson 10H

Warrant Officer, 2nd class  Ian Angus Ramsey

Hawaii 2\99 U.S. infantry battalion. 2000.
Grandfather of Jemma and Lachlan Abernethy

Private Colin Montgomery Campbell

Australian Imperial Forces
Served in Darwin 1943 – 1944 and Moritai 1945-1946
Great Grandfather of Kaitlin Phillips 10M

Gunner Ronald Anthony McKenzie

Australian Imperial Forces
5th Heavy Artillery KFD  10th September 1942 to 10th August 1943
Warrant Officer Royal Australian Air Force 5th Service Flying division 11th August 1943 to 9th July 1946.  
Various postings overseas during this time.
Grandfather of Daniela, Georgia, and Guiseppe Barone.

Private John Francis Henry Olsen

Australian Imperial Forces
7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Served in Kokoda  29th April 1942 to 15th February 1946
Great Grandfather of Georgia and Guiseppe Barone

Petty Officer Colin Keith Creighton

Royal Australian Navy                        
Malaysian Conflict   13th November 1952 to 10th June 1959
Great Uncle to Georgia, and Giuseppe Barone

Stanley Roy Bobridge

1st Light Horse Regiment #801
Australian Imperial Forces
Served at Gallipoli, Transferred to the western front, 4th FAB 53rd Battalion.
Dates:  Gallipoli from 6th May 1915, Western Front from 14th January 1916
Total days Served: 1370
Returned safely home.
Born 17th June 1892 -  passed away 7th November 1970 he lived to the age of 78, Great Great Great Grandad of Lacey Boss 

Corporal Francis Lopez

Australian Imperial Forces
1939 - 1945 
Saw service in Papua New Guinea
Relative of Elizabeth Lopez

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 Madison and James Baragry 

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 Madison and James Baragry

Sergeant Major Alfred Arthur Wood

Australian Imperial Forces World War 1.
Joined 18/2/1915
Aged 20 years
1/5/1915 promoted to Sergeant
Deployed to Gallipoli 1/5/1915
Wounded at Gallipoli 2/9/1915
Returned to duty 8/1/1916
Disembarked to Marseille in France 27/3/1916
Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in September 1916
Promoted to Sergeant Major on 20/9/1916
Awarded the Military Medal in October 1916
Wounded on 14/11/1916
Transferred to London
Died from wounds on 14/12/1916
Relative of Lacey Boss

Private George Robertson

Australian Imperial Forces
35th Australian Infantry Battalion
35th Battalion became part of the 9th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division 
First World War - Battle of Messines, launched 7th June 1917
Killed in action  7th June 1917  in Belgium
Interred at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
George Robertson is the great, great grandfather of Kirsten and Caitlin O’Brien

Flight Lieutenant Maurice John Corbett

Royal Australian Air Force
Wireless Operator Air Gunner
Enlisted:  19 July 1941
Discharged:  30 January 1946
Posting at discharge:  2 Squadron
Passed away:  15 August 2004 (aged 83)
Family of: Sheree Farrell, Olivia Farrell & Donna Corbett

Gunner Nola Frances O'Loughlin (Mrs Nola Corbett) 

Australian Army
Search Light Operator, Sale, Victoria
Enlisted:  23 March 1943
Discharged:  19 December 1945
Family of: Sheree Farrell, Olivia Farrell & 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: Sheree Farrell, Olivia Farrell & Donna Corbett

Stoker 2nd Class Morton Alan O'Loughlin

Royal Australian Navy
HMAS Perth
Enlisted:  30 June 1941
Died:  1 March 1942
Family of: Sheree Farrell, Olivia Farrell & Donna Corbett

Private A.B. John Kennedy

Australian Imperial Forces
Captured by the Japanese during the Fall of Singapore 1942 (WW2) .
Prisoner of War at Changi POW camp for the rest of the war.
Family member of Mr Chris Kennedy

Gunner Arthur Hanlon (Junior)

Member of British Royal Airforce. 
Tail-gunner in Lancaster Bomber. 
The only British Aircraft Crew to survive from the beginning to the end of the air-war.
Family member of Mr Chris Kennedy

Arthur Hanlon (Senior)

Member of the British Army. 
Missing in Action (never recovered) since the initial engagement (first day) of The Battle of the Somme - Western Front  (World War One). 
Family member of Mr Chris Kennedy

Peter Hanlon

Captured on the Western Front during World War 1 becoming a Prisoner of War.
Held by the Germans for the rest of the war.
Family member of Mr Chris Kennedy

Corporal Peter Phillips

Australian Army
Deployed to East Timor 2007, Afghanistan 2008, Papua New Guinea 2010,  Afghanistan 2012.
Nephew of Mrs Denise Phillips

Lance Corporal Eric Harmond

Australian Imperial Forces
1st Australian Field Squadron
Royal Australian Engineers
Papua New Guinea 4 years
Great Grandfather of Paige Brooker

Sargent James Henry Watt

Australian Imperial Forces
6th Division 2/3rd Field Regiment
During the Second World War Sargent Watt Fought in the Middle East
Great, grandfather of Kirsten and Caitlin O’Brien

Warrant Office Class Two Barry Thomas Fitzpatrick 

Service 4 May 1958 to 1 September 1970
1 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Deployment:  Singapore/Malaya 20 September 1959 to 7 October 1961.
Vietnam 31 March 1967 to 9 April 1968
Active Service Medal 1945-75 with Malaya & Vietnam Clasps
General Service Medal with Malaya Clasp
Vietnam Medal
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation
United States of America Meritorious Unit Commendation
United States of America Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation
Returned from Active Service Badge

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

Private Andrew Joseph Evans

Australian Imperial Forces
Served in France  13 Sept. 1917 - 11 Oct. 1918
Great Grandfather of Peter Cornett

Private David Joseph McKeen 

Australian Imperial Forces
37th Battalion
Wounded 16th February 1916 France
Re-joined his unit 2nd March 1917
Died of wounds at Villiers Bretonneau 4th June 1918

Flight Sergeant Michael G Opalniuk

Served in Malaysia 1981 to 1989 
Iraq and Afghanistan 2006- 2007
Father of Lachlan and Justin Opalnuik

Leading Seaman Steward Robert Maguire

Royal Australian Navy
Served on various ships from 1967 to 1976
Father of Paris Maguire

Private Robert Edward Cupitt

Australian Infantry Battalion
January 1941 to June 1946
Grandfather of Mrs Jodie Hort

Lance Corporal Joshua Franco *****

Australian Army
Currently serving in Afghanistan
Family of Sheree Farrell and Donna Corbett and Olivia Farrell