Australia Day Honours 2023
Congratulations to the following RSL NSW members who have been recognised in the 2023 Australia Day Honours for their ongoing service and support of Australia’s veterans and their families.
The RSL badge is a symbol of readiness at all times to render service to the country and former comrades. Each award is testament to what it means to be a member of our League and the community.
RSL NSW thanks you for your selflessness, commitment, and dedication to helping your fellow Australians.
MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr Paul Robert BRYANT for service to veterans and their families. (Fairfield sub-Branch)
Mr Raymond Peter BUTTERFIELD for service to the community through a range of organisations. (Toukley sub-Branch)
Mr Terry Edward CARROLL for service to the community of the Grenfell region. (Grenfell Sub-branch)
Mr Gary John McKAY MC (Retd) for service to military history, and to veterans. (Kiama/Jamberoo RSL sub-Branch)
Mr Alan Michael RANKINS for service to business, and to engineering. (Swansea sub-Branch)
Mr Peter Michael WOODHOUSE for service to veterans. (Wyong sub-Branch)
Mr Peter William WHITE for service to veterans, and to the community. (Terrigal Wamberal sub-Branch)
Mr Henry MESKAUSKAS for service to the community of Maitland. (Maitland sub-Branch)
Mr John Byron WADE for service to the community through charitable organisations. (Terrigal sub-Branch)
Mr John Desmond WARD for service to the community through a range of organisations (Pittwater sub-Branch)
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr Harold James ALLIE BEM for significant service to veterans, to Indigenous organisations, and to the community (Chewster Hill-Carramar sub-Branch)
Ms Jennifer Elizabeth COLLINS for significant service to veterans and their families, and to nursing (ANZAC House sub-Branch)
Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)
Warrant Officer Andrew David JOCUMSEN for outstanding devotion to duty in the field of Defence People development (Huskisson sub-Branch)
Squadron Leader Gregory Dennett BAKER-MOSS for outstanding devotion to duty in support to the Governor of New South Wales, and in the development and implementation of management systems at Government House Sydney (Westpac Banking Corporation sub-Branch)
Squadron Leader Del Maree GAUDRY for outstanding achievement in implementation of the National Action Plan on Woman, Peace and Security, and in the welfare and mental well-being of Royal Australian Air Force members (Blaxland-Glenbrook sub-Branch)
Colonel Douglas John HUMPHREYS OAM for outstanding devotion to duty as the Panel Leader of the New South Wales Australian Army Legal Corps Panel and Senior Reserve Officer, Army Command Support Pane (Burwood sub-Branch)
Image – Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC (Retired)