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.


Pilot Officer 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.


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 Ella Boss


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


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


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 Ella Boss


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: Olivia Farrell & Donna Corbett


Gunner Nola Frances O'Loughlin (Mrs Nola Corbett) 

Australian Army

Searchlight Operator, Sale, Victoria

Enlisted:  23 March 1943

Discharged:  19 December 1945

Family of: 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: 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: Olivia Farrell & Donna Corbett


Lance Corporal Joshua Franco *****

Australian Army

Currently serving in Afghanistan

Family of Donna Corbett and Olivia Farrell


Corporal Peter Phillips

Australian Army

Deployed to East Timor 2007, 

Afghanistan 2008, 

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 Eric Harmond

Australian Imperial Forces

1st Australian Field Squadron

Royal Australian Engineers

Papua New Guinea 4 years

Great Grandfather of Ryan Brooker


Warrant Officer 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 Charlotte Cornett


Flight Sergeant Michael G Opalniuk

Served in Malaysia 1981 to 1989 

Iraq and Afghanistan 2006- 2007

Father of Justin Opalniuk


Private Robert Edward Cupitt

Australian Infantry Battalion

January 1941 to June 1946

Grandfather of Mrs Jodie Hort


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.


Corporal Joshua Tolhurst

Australian Army 17th Signals Regiment

Operation Slipper 2010.

Relative of Ms Meaghan Tolhurst


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


Brian John Carter 2788630

104 Battery 12th Field Regiment RAA VIETNAM

Father of Mrs Natalie Bell


Private William Henry Keegan

2nd Field Ambulance & 5 Australian Field Ambulance

Service No: NX157209

D.O.B: 27/3/1926 - Place of birth: Newcastle

D.O.B: 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 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 Laurence Vincent Cronin

Australian Imperial Force  

Served 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


Lieutenant John Edward Patterson-Kane

Australian Army – World War II

26th Australian Infantry Battalion

Enlisted – 27 May 1941

Discharged – 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


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


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 Halliday


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


William Oliver Anderson

Australian Army WW2 Served: 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


Craftsman Charlie Leo


Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer.


1st Australian taskforce HQ - Light aid detachment

Served 1969 - 1970

Served 1970 Vietnam War (Sth Vietnam) at

Nui Dat Phouc Tuy Province

National Service conscripted

Grandfather to Jai Cleary and Jade Cleary.


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 


Private Mickey Karaka

28th Maori Battalion 2nd NZ Div – Faenza, Italy

KIA – 15/12/1944

Grand uncle of Nikolao Osman


Sergeant Hohepa Karaka

Victor 4 Company – 6RAR/NZ Battalion - Vietnam


Grand uncle of Nikolao Osman


Corporal Maude Osman nee Karaka


1966 - 1968

Grandmother of Nikolao Osman


Sergeant Allan Osman


1945 – primary operation – Malayan Emergency 1955

Grandfather of Nikolao Osman


Leading Aircraftman John Mitchell

Royal Australian Air Force, No. 139704

Papua New Guinea 1945

Enlisted 4/2/1944

Discharged 8/4/1946

Grandfather of Danielle Semrany