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Stanton Mellick archive

John Stanton Davis Mellick, 1939-1945

John ‘Stanton’ Davis Mellick, attended Brisbane Grammar School in the 1930s, and later studied accountancy before beginning his association with the Australian Armed Forces. Commissioned Lieutenant in October 1939 Mellick attended Duntroon Military College and served with distinction in New Guinea from 1940-1945 with HQ 5th Division and Royal Australian Signals Regiment, retiring as a … Read more

Captain Andrew Craig

Captain Andrew Craig.
Andrew Hugh Craig papers, 31869-4-58

Andrew Craig, a former naval officer and helicopter pilot, served with the Royal Australian Navy from 1958-1988, retiring with the rank of Captain. His service included time at sea on HMAS Vendetta during the Indonesian Confrontation, deployment to Vietnam with 9 Squadron, RAAF, RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, and command of 817 Naval Air Squadron. In … Read more

Gunner Ivan PEREL QX22561

Gunner Ivan Perel, 2/1st Tank Attack Regiment

Ivan PEREL, the youngest son of Isiodore ‘Jack’ Perel and Henrietta Hurford, lived with his widowed mother in Albion before volunteering for service with the 2nd AIF. His father Jack Perel had been a member of the Queensland Legislative Council and founder and editor of the ‘Patriot’ in Maryborough and the Brisbane ‘Truth’. Larger than … Read more