Medal of the Order of Australia Recognition

Congratulations are extended to five outstanding RSLWA members who were recognised with the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced on 14th June 2021.

Veterans, Stephen Chamarette from the Highgate Sub-Branch, Allan West from the Port Kennedy Sub-Branch, and Gregory Young from the North Beach Sub-Branch, all received awards in recognition for service to veterans.

Jacqueline Liddiard from the Pinjarra Sub-Branch and Alex Lennox from the North Beach Sub-Branch were acknowledged for their service to veterans and their families.

RSLWA State President, Peter Aspinall AM said it was an honour to have the tireless work of members recognised with such a prestigious award.

“The recognition of them volunteering their time to support other veterans and their families and also working in the broader community is very well deserved,” he said.

 

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Garnet Chamarette (Ret’d)

Award: Medal of the Order of Australia

Post-Nominal: OAM

Citation: For service to veterans

Highgate Sub-Branch, The Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Warden, since 2018.
  • Director, Remembrance Walk Project, 2018.
  • President, 2016-2017.
  • RSL Representative, WA Anzac Day Trust, 2013-2016.
  • Vice President, 2012-2015.
  • Member, since circa 1988.
  • Life Member, The Returned and Services League of Australia, 2020.

Boards and Appointments

  • Non-Executive Director, Mid West Port Authority, 2000-2016.
  • Former Non-Executive Director, Australian Wheat Board, circa 1990’s.
  • Founding Committee Member and Secretary, WA Wheat Growers Association, circa 1990’s.
  • Councillor, North East Wheatbelt Region Grains Council, WA Farmers Association, circa 1990’s.
  • Vice President, Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management, WA Farmers Association, circa 1990’s.
  • President and Committee Member, Campbell Primary School Board, 1980’s.

Sport

  • President, YMCA Perth Junior Hockey Club, 1990’s.
  • Coach, Under 7’s-Under 13’s Teams, Majura Soccer Club, 1980’s.
  • Coach, Royal Military College Hockey Club, 1970-1980’s.
  • Chairman, Disciplinary Tribunal, ACT Hockey Association, 1970’s.
  • Secretary, Kalannie Tennis Club, 1960’s.
  • Secretary, Kalannie Football Club, 1960’s.
  • Coach, Kalannie Women’s Hockey Club, 1960’s.
  • Umpire, Western Australia Hockey Association, 1960’s.

 

Mr Allan Leslie West

Award: Medal of the Order of Australia

Post-Nominal: OAM

Citation: For service to veterans.

Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Life Member.
  • Vietnam Veterans’ Representative, Len Hall AFL Match 2019.

Port Kennedy Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Volunteer advocate assisting veterans with pension applications, since 1997.
  • Member, current.

Other Ex-Service Organisations

  • Life Member, Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of Western Australia.

Community

  • Former Committee Member, Southern Districts Thoroughbred Association.
  • Life Member, Rockingham City Football Club.

 

Mrs Jacqueline Vanessa Liddiard

Award: Medal of the Order of Australia

Post-Nominal: OAM

Citation: For service to veterans and their families.

Pinjarra Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Membership Officer, since 2018.
  • Newsletter Editor, 2019.

Victoria Park Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Honorary Secretary, 2010-2018.
  • Honorary Treasurer, 2010-2018.
  • Newsletter Editor.
  • Researcher and Author, They Served Their Country with Honour WWI, 2010-2018.

Other Ex-Service Roles

  • Treasurer, Kelmscott Pinjarra 10th Light Horse Memorial Troop, since 2017.
  • Past Member, Western Australian Veteran Affairs Committee.

Perth Chapter, Harley Owners Group

  • Treasurer, 2002-2003.
  • Membership Officer, 2010-2012.
  • Editor, 2004-2010.
  • Member, since 2002.
  • Life Member.

Community

  • Volunteer, Be Connected, current.
  • Volunteer Ambulance Officer, St John Ambulance Australia, 1980s-1990s.
  • Brownie Leader and Region Commissioner, Girl Guides Australia, 1980s-1990s.
  • Volunteer SES Officer and Deputy Coordinator, WA State Emergency Services, 1985-1995.
  • Secretary, AFS Exchange Program (Pilbara Region), 1990s.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Victoria Park Australia Day Award, 2017.

 

Mr Gregory Ross Young

Award: Medal of the Order of Australia

Post-Nominal: OAM

Citation: For service to veterans.

North Beach Sub-Branch,  The Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs advocacy role, since 2016.
  • Welfare Officer, since 1992.

Osborne Park Sub-Branch, The Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Pension and Welfare Officer, 2002-2010.
  • Former Treasurer, 3 years.

City of Perth Sub-Branch,  The Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Former President, Services Assistance Committee.
  • Former President, Veterans Affairs Committee.

Amalgamated Prospectors and Leaseholders Association

  • Former State Secretary.
  • Former Secretary, Perth Branch.
  • Member, Perth Branch Committee, since 2014.
  • Member, since 2004.

Community

  • Former President and Secretary, Services Joblink, 1998-2002.
  • Secretary, Vice-President and President, Services Assistance Programme, 1997-2002.
  • Coordinator, Community Policing (Neighbourhood Watch), 1989-1993.
  • Chairman, Stirling Area Community Policing Committee, 1989-1993.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Australian Defence Medal.
  • Defence Force Service Medal.
  • Vietnam Medal.
  • Anniversary of National Service 1951-72 Medal.
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

 

Mr Alexander McGown Lennox

Award: Medal of the Order of Australia

Post-Nominal: OAM

Citation: For service to veterans and their families.

North Beach Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia

  • Men’s Peer Health Coordinator, since 2007.
  • President, 2003-2009 and 2015.
  • Vice-President, 2002.
  • Organiser, Veteran’s Health Week, since 2006.
  • Organiser, 10,000 Step Challenge, sine 2012.
  • Life Member, 2019.
  • Member, since 2003.
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