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By Brian London OAM., DCM.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO)
Lt Col J. A. Warr
Lt. Col J. A. Warr
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DSO Cross
 

The Distinguished Service Order, DSO, is awarded for meritorious or distinguished service to officers during wartime, typically in actual combat. The DSO was instituted on 6 September 1886 by Queen Victoria. It was awarded to officers ranked Major (or its equivalent) or Higher.

Lt Col C. N. Khan
Lt. Col C. N. Khan
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MILITARY CROSS (MC)
Majr M. Blake
Maj M. P. Blake
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Military Cross (MC)
 

The Military Cross, MC, is the third level military decoration awarded to officers. The MC may not be awarded posthumously and is granted to army commissioned officers' of the substantive rank of captain or below for "gallantry during active operations against the enemy." The Royal Warrant was amended in 1953 to include substantive Majors. Substantive Warrant Officers could also receive this award (although none were given) The award was created in 1914.

Major F. Sutton
Maj R. F. Sutton
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2nd Lieutenant R Brett
2nd Lt R. A. Brett
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2nd. Lt. Michael 'Deaky' Baron von Berg
2nd Lt. M. G. Deak
Baron von Berg
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2nd. Lt J. D. McAloney
2nd Lt J. D. McAloney
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2nd. Lt D. Rainer
2nd Lt C. D. Rainer
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CAPT Michael Langley MC
Lt. M. G. Langley
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MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY (GM)
Cpl Burridge
Cpl J. C. D. Burridge
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Medal of Gallantry
 

The Medal for Gallantry (MG) is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Australian Defence Force. It recognises acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances. The MG was introduced on 15 January 1991 replacing the Imperial equivalent. It is ranked third in the Gallantry Decorations in the Australian Honours System. Recipients of the Medal of Gallantry are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "MG". Since its inception 31 awards have been made to 26-January-2008.
 

 
DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL (DCM)
Sgt Brian London
Sgt B. K. London
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Distinguished Conduct medal (DCM)

The Distinguished Conduct Medal, DCM, was (until 1993) the second level military medal awarded to 'other ranks' (The Victoria Cross or VC was the highest). The medal was instituted in 1854 during the Crimean War and is the other ranks equivalent of the DSO.

Sgt Brian McNulty
Sgt A. B. McNulty
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MILITARY MEDAL (MM)
Sgt W. T. Ward
Sgt W. T. Ward
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Military Medal
 

The Military Medal, MM, was awarded to soldiers below commissioned rank for: "Acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire." The medal was established in 1916 but back dated to 1914.


 

Cpl M. A. Dench
Cpl M. A. Dench
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Pte C. T. Cogswell
Pte C. T. Cogswell
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Pte F. T. Fitch
Pte F. T. Fitch
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Pte P. Fraser
Pte P. Fraser
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MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES  (MID)
Major M. P. Blake
Maj M. P. Blake
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Mentioned in despatches award MID
 

Mentioned in Despatches, MID, is a military award for gallantry or otherwise commendable service. If a subordinate officer or soldier performs a noteworthy action included in the report he/she is said to have been "mentioned in despatches."

Died of Wounds

Maj O. M. Carroll
Maj O. M. Carroll
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Maj C. H. Ducker
Maj C. H. Ducker
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Maj P. Greenhalgh
Maj P. N. Greenhalgh
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Maj R. E. Harring
 Maj R. E. Harring
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Maj I. Hodgkinson
Maj I. Hodgkinson
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Maj S. J. Maizey
 Maj S. J. Maizey
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Maj M. B. McQualter
  Maj M. B. McQualter
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Capt P. J. Isaacs
 Capt P. J. Isaacs
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Maj R. J. O'Neill
Maj R. J. O'Neill
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Capt H. A. D. White Capt H. A.  D. White
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Lt  J. Carruthers
Lt J. Carruthers
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Lt J. C. Hartley
Lt J. C. Hartley
(Twice Mentioned)
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Lt D. C. Rainer MC
Lt D. C. Rainer
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2nd Lt R. A. Fenwick
2nd Lt R. A. Fenwick
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2nd Lt B. J. Ryan 2nd Lt B. J. Ryan
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WO2 J. H. Bates
WO2 J. H. Bates
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WO2 B. M. Hughson
WO2 B. M. Hughson
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Sgt R. G. Armitage
Sgt R. G. Armitage
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Sgt J. W. Kennard
Sgt J. W. Kennard
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Cpl L. W. Allen
Cpl L. W. Allen
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Cpl R. C. Mundine
Cpl R. C. Mundine
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Cpl N. J. Womal
Cpl N. J. Womal
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Pte W. R. Cavanagh
Pte W. R. Cavanagh
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Pte L. V. Lewis
Pte L. V. Lewis
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Pte. S. L. Shore
Pte S. L. Shore
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Pte A. D. Hillier
Pte A. D. Hillier
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Pte W. R. Herbet
Pte W. R. Herbet
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Pte P. J. Waite
Pte P. J. Waite
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References:
Australian War Memorial
Palmer A. M. VIETNAM VETERANS - Honours and Awards, Perth WA. Military Minded.
WIKIPEDIA The Free Encyclopedia: Military Awards
 

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