The Highgate Hall of Honour recognises the service and civilian histories of current and past members of the RSL Highgate Sub-Branch. Participation in the Hall is voluntary and not all past or current Highgate members are listed. The Hall was the initiative of the late Phil Loffman, a former President and long-serving Committee Member of the Sub-Branch in addition to long-serving as a Deputy Warden of the State War Memorial. The Hall includes the names of those who were members of the West Perth, Public Service or Press Sub-Branches which were amalgamated with the Highgate Sub-Branch in 1976.
The initial version of the Hall was published in the 50th Anniversary History of the Sub-Branch in 1997 and contains 492 entries. It has been progressively updated since being added to the Highgate Website in the mid-2000s. Today there are more than 900 past and current members recorded. Details can be amended or new entries added at any time by contacting Highgate’s Secretary or Membership Officer with contact details shown on the Committee Page or by completing the Application Form on line.
The Hall also shows the names of those who attended the Inaugural Meeting on 14 May 1947, who were Foundation Members when the Highgate Sub-Branch was chartered on 2 August 1947, and who attended the 25th Anniversary Dinner on 27 September 1972. In addition, the Hall shows Highgate Members who have additionally volunteered for two small but important tasks that honour the fallen and assist the community community to remember them – State War Memorial Deputy Wardens and Sub-Wardens and Honour Avenues Kings Park maintenance. Both these tasks have been long associated with Highgate and its antecedent Sub-Branches – Honour Avenues from 1921 and the State War Memorial from 1952. The names of those who participated in the Dedication of the Flame of Remembrance at Kings Park on 1 April 2000 are also shown.
The Hall can be searched either by entering the first letter of the Family or Surname in the Filter Box shown below or, by entering name, service number or any other possible identifying words in the Search Box shown at the top or top right of this page. This latter method searches the entire Website and may return multiple results.
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Australian Army Born 1945
Entered Army life in August 1965 in order to fulfil his 2 year National Service obligation. Trained with 3RAR and volunteered for duty in Vietnam with 5RAR and 7RAR, first tour at Nui Dat base. Richard is a member of Vietnam Veterans Association; a Sub-Warden of the State War Memorial; a former Treasurer of Highgate RSL and CEO of First International Debt Collection. State War Memorial Sub-Warden.
ADAMS Ronald Alexander
Australian Army RAAF Born 4 March 1936 Died Chittering WA 23 July 2016
Service No: 519190. Highgate Sub-Branch Secretary 2004. 1949-54 Air Training Corps. 1955 Royal Australian Air Force National Service 1957-64 RAAF Reserve Pearce ATC. 1965 92 Citizens Military Forces Royal Australian Infantry 11th & 28th Battalions 5 Training Group. West Australian University Regiment Officer Training Unit. Retired Major. Served in Army Cadets & Infantry Groups 40 years with ANZ Bank. Honour Avenues Group.
ADENEY John RFD
Australian Army Born 28 December 1944
1966 Enlisted 6 Royal Victorian Regiment Melbourne posted to 3 OCTU Commissioned 1968. Served with 1 RVR 22RVR 3 Royal NSW Regiment 2 TRG GP. Promoted Captain 1984 posted 1/19 RNSWR then 50 OCTU. SO3 Military Secretary Office 5 Military District. Retired 1992. Naval Military &Air Forces Club. Experiment Scientist CSIRO
AIREY George Frederick (Fred)
Australian Army PoW British Army Born Kendal England 17 October 1899 Died Dianella WA 6 September 1981
Service No: WX13977. World War I. British Army, Wold War II Australian Imperial Force, Prisoner of War Singapore. Escaped from a Japanese Firing Squad, took a boat to Sumatra, recaptured in Java. Worked on the Burma Railway in Thailand. Soldiered on after the was as Battalion Sergeant Major. Active Member of PoW Association. Author of The Time Of A Soldier.
ALBURY Dick RFD ED
Australian Army Born 26 December 1933
1952-4 National Service. 1959-83 Citizens Military Forces. Promoted Lieutenant 1961. 1964 Commander Staff Training Unit. Captain 1965 OIC W/COMD1 NCR. 1967 OC 3rd Field Regiment LAD. 1970-2 EME 2TF HQ. 1973 Major OIC 113/FD WKSP/5EME. 1979 Instructor 5 Training Group. Dec 1983 Discharged aged 50. Member Defence Reserve, RAEME Officers, 3 Field Regiment RAA Assnociatios; Honour Avenue Group.
ALEXANDER Hugh Mcmillan
RN Born 1920 Died Claremont WA 6 October 2005
Royal Navy 1941. Commissioned (RNVR) 1943 East Indies Fleet Sri-Lanka. HMS Shah. 851 Squadron RN Air Service. Action on Andaman and Car Nicobar Islands. Burma and Malaysia. Rail Projects Nigeria. Western Australian Government Railways. Pilbara. Chartered Civil Engineer. Perth Legacy.
ALLEN Robert Bruce (Bob) OAM
Australian Army Born Sydney NSW 24 January 1943
Service No: 215874. 1964 Royal Australian Regiment Enoggera Qld. 1966 – 67 Special Air Services Regiment. Vietnam 2 SAS Squadron. 1969 – 70. Total time with Special Air Services Regiment 1965 – 98. Discharged Swanbourne Western Australian as WO1 Regimental Sergeant Major. Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) – In recognition of service to the Australian Army as Operations Research Warrant Officer of the Special Air Services: 12 June 1989
ALLAN Ronald Thomas
Australian Army PoW Born Subiaco WA 9 September 1920 Died Claremont WA 10 July 2013
Service No: WX6888. 1940 Militia 16 Infantry Battalion Cameron Highlanders 1941 2/28 Infantry Battalion Corporal 6 months Tobruk C in C Card. 1942 OCTU Cairo. Commissioned 42 10 Platoon. Wounded C In C Card Taken PoW, One week rescued, sent to British Hospital Cairo. Returned to Australia. Discharged 1944. Help organize committee 2/28 Infantry Battalion Association. 2005 Recycled President of that Association. Employed by Dalgety Co Ltd
ALLOM Rolf Montgomery
RAAF Australian Army Born Auckland NZ 11 April 1899 Died Bull Creek 4 January 1997
Regimental No (WWI): 52129. Service No (WWII) 80370. WWI service 28th Australian Infantry Battalion: Egypt, France, Mont Saint Quentin. WWII service RAAF No. 26 Radar Station (Cape Cleveland QLD). Highgate’s most senior regular attendee to luncheon meetings. ANZAC House. Vice President Gingin RSL Sub Branch 1933. Brookton RSL Sub Branch 1938.
ANDERSON Peter Christie RFD (RL)
Australian Army Born Sheffield England 25 September 1929 Died Wembley Downs WA 21 November 2009
Service No: 526798. 1963 Joined the Citizens Military Forces as a Medical Officer with 7th Field Ambulance. Subsequently serving with the 3rd Field Regiment Combat Surgical Team Vietnam. 10th Light Horse and HQ 5th Military District. Active Service 1969 1st Australian Field Hospital South Vietnam as Surgeon. Later, CO 7th Field Ambulance SO1 HQ 5 Military District. Retired Lieutenant-Colonel.
ARBUCKLE Trevor James OAM RFD ED
Australian Army Born 5 July 1933 Died Carine WA 13 December 2018
Service No: 536483. In Subiaco attended PBS & PMS. 1951 National Service, RAAMC Commissioned. Staff Officer HQ 2 Task Force. Transfer 28 Royal Western Australian Regiment Major. UN Observer Group India & Pakistan. 1973 74 OC 11 Independent Rifle Company. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel & CO WA University Regiment 1980-83. Appointed Secretary of Committee for Employer Support for Reserve Forces until retirement after 42 years service. Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) – For service to the community, and to youth: 10 June 2019. Vale.
ARCHER William Douglas (Bill)
RAN Born Katanning WA 24 January 1915 Died Murdoch WA 26 November 2004
Service No: Commissioned. RANVR HMAS Toorie Mine Sweeper. Backstairs passage South Australia. Area combined HQ Sydney assisting formation of Mercantile Movements Section Coastal Command South East Asia, Pacific Command various patrol boats, terminating with Fairmile ML 822.RSL Port Kembla, Northam, Highgate.
ARNAUTOVIC Tomislav (Tom) OAM
Australian Army Born 1951
1969 – 1997 CMF/Army Reserve with 3 Field Regiment RAA, 7 and 8 Batteries as Gun Sergeant, Battery Guide, Battery Sergeant Major, Battery Captain (2IC). 1986 inaugural WA recipient of Prince of Wales Award with placement in UK 100 Yeomanry Artillery Regiment. 1987 awarded Order of Australia Medal. 20 years on committees RAA Historical Society, RAA Assocaitions. WA, 3 Fd Regt Assoc. and Hobbs Australian Artillery Memorial Foundation. 2009 retired as Manager Human Resources after 42 years public service. Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) – In recognition of service to the Australian Army as Battery Sergeant Major 7th Field Battery, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery: 13 June 1988
ARNOLD Robert Douglas (Bob) DSM OAM
Australian Army Born Carnarvon WA 4 March 1929
Service No: 5353. Enlisted AIF 18 March 1947, British Commonwealth Occupation Force 1951-52; Commissioned Lieutenant Australian Regular Army 1957; Officer Commanding 2 Advanced Ordnance Depot South Vietnam 1969-70 (Distinguished Service Medal) (Mentioned in Dispatches); Training UK, USA, Canada 1971-72; Director of Supply Papua New Guinea Defence Forces 1974-76; CO 51 Supply Battalion 1976-1978; Retired Lieutenant Colonel 1978. Member RAAOC Association, Perth Legacy, Association of Independent Retirees. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) – End of War List Special Gazette 1998 Honours List: 3 June 1998. Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM): For service to veterans, and to the community: 26 January 2015. Highgate Golden Oldie.
ARTHURS Theodore Vincent (Bluey)
RAN Born North Fremantle WA 23 July 1920 Died Claremont WA 18 October 2006
Service No: F/V56. Enlisted Royal Australian Navy (Volunteer Reserve) 1941. Served in UK ML 484 Landings at Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, D-Day, Normandy. Landing Ships Tanks 430-420 Landings at Tarakan No2 Beach Unit.Enlisted Royal Australian Navy (Volunteer Reserve) 1941. Served in UK ML 484 Landings at Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, D-Day, Normandy. Landing Ships Tanks 430-420 Landings at Tarakan No2 Beach Unit. Demobolised 20th February 1946 Associations: Normandy Veterans, LSTs Landing Craft.
ASHMAN Kenneth Charles
Australian Army 57080 Born Perth WA 9 January 1944
Service No: 57080. Cadets and Air Training Corps 1958-62. Royal Military College, Duntroon, 1963. Royal Australian Armoured Corps, 1966 3rd Cavalry Regiment South Vietnam, 1970. Australian Defence Liaison Group 1974, Singapore. 1985-86 United States Army Washington, (Meritorious Service Medal). Commander 13th Brigade. Total service 34 years, Retired Colonel.
ATHERTON Phillip Stanley
RAAF Born South Perth WA 8 February 1922 Died Yokine WA 17 September 2011
Service No: 415571. Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant. Pilot Victor Harbour, Cunderdin, Geraldton. Nhill Navigation School and East Sale, Operational Training Unit Victoria. Flew Beaufort Bomber Aircraft Based 14 Sqn Pearce WA. South West Pacific 6 and 9 Squadrons. Local Air Supply Unit. (Army Liason Communication Unit) New Guinea. Member RAAF Beaufort Squadrons Association
Australian Army Born Dimboola VIC 12 March 1918 Died Mount Lawley WA 17 August 2005
Service No: WX20347 5634. Australian Imperial Force 28th Infantry Battalion 1942-45 South West Pacific, New Britain Australian Regular Army. Vietnam 1966-67. Medical Liaison Officer.
AUSTIN Mervyn Neville AM
RAAF Born Ascot Vale VIC 1 August 1913 Died 11 June 1991
Service No: 409368. Joined Highgate September 1990. Mervyn served with the RAAF (No 456 Squadron RAAF operating Mosquito aircraft) in England in World War II. A Rhodes Scholar and noted cricketer, he was, until he retired, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of WA. Awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) – In recognition of service to education: 8 June 1981. Biography (Australian Dictionary of Biography).
APPLETON Reginald Keith
RAAF Born Perth WA 29 November 1914 Died 15 September 1992
Service No: 81382. WWII served with 87 Operational Base Unit (Geraldton)
ANGELINI John Francis
RAN Born Kalgoorlie WA 8 December 1947
Service No. R64166. Vietnam service (HMAS Sydney). Joined Highgate December 1991.
ARMSTRONG Maurice Edgar Montgomery
Australian Army Born York WA 15 November 1914 Died 22 September 1995
Service No. WX27609. WWII service 16th Battalion.
ALLAN James Thomas (Jim)
Australian Army Born Carlton VIC 28 July 1912 Died 10 August 1998
Service No. VX48741. WWII service 106th Australian Light Field Ambulance.
Joined Highgate November 1992. Ken served with 63 PARA Coy and 22 SAS Regiment in Malaya, Cyprus, Suez and Borneo.
ARNOLD Cedric Lewis
RAAF Born Bayswater WA 27 June 1914 Died 27 April 2008
Service No: O5819, 415107. WWII service.
AIREY Robert Crowther
RAAF Born Fremantle WA 29 October 1919 Died 15 October 2015 Aged 95 Years
Service No. 406765. WWII service.
ALLEN John James RFD ED
Australian Army Born Sydney NSW 3 April 1929 Died 21 November 2009
Service No; 257119. RAAC. Vietnam War service with 3rd Cavalry Regiment.
ABERLE Frederick John
Australian Army Born Adelaide SA 1 March 1888 Died 3 June 1971
Regimental No: Commissioned Officer. Attended Highgate Inaugural Meeting: 14 May 1947. WWI service 16th Battalion.
ARNOLD Francis Alwyn Harcourt
Australian Army Born York WA 1894 Died 10 July 1967 Aged 73 Years
Service No: Commissioned Officer. Highgate Sub-Branch Foundation Member. WWI service 51st Battalion.
ARMOUR Barry Anthony
US Army Died 3 July 1997 Aged 54 Years
Service No: 56845406. 6th Battalion, 32nd Division.
ATKINSON William Mervyn MC & Bar
Australian Army Born Cottesloe WA 7 March 1911 Died 17 March 1969
Service No: WX2846. WWII service 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion. Awarded the Military Cross (Imperial) (MC) – AMF – Middle East: 12 February 1942. Awarded the Military Cross (Imperial) – AMF South West Pacific: 22 February 1943
ANGWIN Archie Edgar
Australian Army Born Ballarat VIC 23 April 1894 Died Perth WA 15 January 1959
Regimental No (WWI): 12262. Service No (WWII): W18241. WWI service with 112th Howitzer Battery. WWII service with Engineers. Early (Pre-1950) Member.
ACKLAND John Hugh
Australian Army Born Adelaide SA 21 August 1890 Died 29 July 1958
Regimental No (WWI): 6520. Service No (WWII): W73111. WWI service with 28th Australian Infantry Battalion. WWII service with Volunteer Defence Corps (9 Battalion Northam WA)
AUSTIN Malcolm Leo
Australian Army Born Beverley WA 2 February 1901 Died 24 July 1953
Regimental No (WWI): 7263. Service No (WWII): W76145. WWI service with 51st Australian Infantry Battalion. WWII service with Volunteer Defence Corps (15 Battalion Merredin WA)
Member yet to be further identified
1947 Foundation Member