Illawarra Military Awards in WW2

 

A list of awards received by people associated with the Illawarra is being compiled and possibly further additions may be made as more research is carried out. The list has been drawn from local newspapers and cross referenced against military service records, WW2 Nominal Rolls, AWM Awards and Honours List.

Initially it was thought that there may have been less awards made in WW2 compared with WW1. However it would appear that there were more Illawarra recipients of RAAF awards and many “Mentioned in Despatches”.

Where available, photographs, stories, references and notes have been included.

OBE – click for further notes on recipients

MBE – click for further notes on recipient(s)

BEM – click for further notes on recipients

Distinguished Service Order click for further notes on recipients

Distinguished Service Cross  click for further notes on recipients

Military Cross click for further notes on recipients

Military Medal –  click for further notes on recipients

Air Force Cross click for further notes on recipient(s)

Distinguished Flying Cross – click for further notes on recipients

Distinguished Flying Medal click for further notes on recipients

Royal Red Cross Second Class – click for further notes on recipients

  • Major Janet Lyall Cook
  • Sister H Ruth Palmer – Media Stories, 2, 3,  4, 5 – QAIMNS No.1 British General Hospital Malta {Note – Sister Joan Palmer – also QAIMNS – Media Story (possibly some confusion with her sister Ruth ?)}

Mentioned in Despatches click for further notes on recipients

American Distinguished Service Cross click for further notes on recipient(s)

United States Legion of Merit Recommendation  click for further notes on recipient(s)

Polish Cross of Valour  click for further notes on recipient(s)

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