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Navy Heroes

This page is a salute to Australia's Brave Sailors. 
The biography of one brave sailor will be added each month.
June 2024 Sub-Lieutenant Richard PIRRIE MiD
May 2024 Lieutenant Commander Maxwell Henry SHEAN DSO & Bar, US Bronze Star
April 2024 Vice Admiral Sir Henry Mackay BURRELL KBE CB MiD
March 2024 Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey John CLIFF, OBE MBE GC & Bar
February 2024 Lieutenant Commander John Morrell BAND, US Navy Cross
January 2024 Rear Admiral Sir David James MARTIN KCMG AO
December 2023 Vice Admiral John Augustine COLLINS KBE CB
November 2023 Florence Violet McKENZIE OBE  (Mrs Mac)
October 2023 Lieutenant Commander Henry Albert Longdon HALL MBE OAM MiD
September 2023 Vice Admiral Robert Andrew Kevin WALLS AO
August 2023 Paymaster Captain Alfred Martin TREACY OBE
July 2023 Read Admiral Guy Richmond GRIFFITHS AO DSO DSC
June 2023 Able Seaman Francis Joseph McGOVERN OAM
May 2023 Lieutenant Ian Desmond RHODES CGM
April 2023 Lieutenant Commander James Collier BUCHANAN DFC
March 2023 Commodore John Malet ARMSTRONG CBE DSO US Navy Cross
February 2023 Captain Theodore Eric NAVE (Eric) OBE RAN (RN)
January 2023 Lieutenant Hugh Randall SYME GC GM and Bar RANVR
December 2022 CODER Ronald George 'Dixie' LEE
November 2022 Midshipman Robert Ian DAVIES MiD
October 2022 Admiral Sir Victor Alfred Trumper SMITH AC KBE CB DSC RAN
September 2022 Chief Petty Officer Cook Robert Havelock BLAND BEM MID
August 2022 Commander Rowland Griffiths BOWEN OBE MID K St J RAN
July 2022 Able Seaman Reuben Joseph Edwin MITCHELL DSM
June 2022 Leading Seaman Dalmorton Joseph Owendale RUDD DSM
May 2022  Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Robert HUDSPETH, DSC and 2 Bars, RANVR
April 2022 Chief Petty Officer William Terence FITZGERALD OAM
March 2022 Third Officer Frances Betty PROVAN
February 2022 Captain David John HAMER AM DSC
January 2022 Rear Admiral Frederick TICKELL CMG MID
December 2021 Commander Ian Maxwell 'Max' SPEEDY DSC
November 2021  Leading Cook(O) Francis Bassett ‘Dick’ EMMS MID
October 2021 Commander Edward Wilfred 'Jake' LINTON BEM MCD
September  2021 Chief Officer Sheila Mary McCLEMANS CMG OBE SJM
August 2021 Commodore Alvord Sydney ROSENTHAL OBE DSO and Bar
July 2021 Rear Admiral Sir Leighton Seymour BRACEGIRDLE, KCVO CMG DSO
June 2021 Chief Petty Officer Stoker Alfred James WRENCH BEM MID
May 2021 Rear Admiral John Saumarez DUMARESQ CB CVO
April 2021 Captain John Philip STEVENSON AM
March 2021 Action Leading Seaman Ronald 'Buck' TAYLOR 20863
February 2021 Commodore Dacre Henry Deudraeth SMYTH AO
January 2021 Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Jonathan ROGERS GC DSM
December 2020 Chief Petty Officer Erle Alwin Greglach BOYD BEM
November 2020 Lieutenant Commander Leonard 'Leon' Verdi GOLDSWORTHY GC DSC GM RANVR
October 2020 Able Seaman Mosstyn BERRYMAN MID PM2717
September 2020 Leading Wran Writer Edith Jessie FLANDERS (nee Edgar) WR/1528
August 2020 Ordinary Seaman Edward 'Teddy' SHEEAN VC H1617
July 2020 Rear Admiral Andrew John ROBERTSON AO DSC
June 2020 Lieutenant Commander Kenneth James BROWN RAN 21913
May 2020 Captain (Surgeon) Leonard DARBY, CBE, MB, Ch.B,
April 2020 Warrant Officer Agnes Lenore "Lennie" MAIDEN
March 2020 Third Officer Ruby BOYE
February 2020 Captain Hector Macdonald Laws WALLER DSO and Bar
January 2020 Stoker 2nd Class Charles Alexander PETHEBRIDGE
December 2019 Lieutenant William Evan Crawford ALLAN