|Collection type||Official Record|
|Object type||Official Record|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Indonesian Confrontation, 1962-1966
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Office of Military Secretary, Army honours and awards confidential working files
The records in this series are the working files created by the Army Office of the Military Secretary in processing applications for honours and awards relating to the Second World War, Korea, the Malayan Emergency, the Indonesian Confrontation and Vietnam. The Honours and Awards subsection (MS 1) comprised a major and two corporals who in addition to the honours and awards, also administered special staff and honorary colonel appointments, and maintained the organisation’s reference library.
The types of awards fall into four main categories;
Periodic awards, including King’s Birthday and New Year’s Honours
In December 1983 a consignment of records was transferred to the Australian War Memorial from the Department of Defence (Office of the Military Secretary – Army). The shipment comprised three types of records.
- Army officer’s confidential career reports, c1910-1978 (accessioned as OW83/12)
- Army records of service ledgers, c1880s-1940s (originally unaccessioned)
- Army honours and awards confidential working files (accessioned as OW83/13).
Of these three groups, the career reports were later accessioned as AWM118, the service ledgers as AWM182, and the honours and awards files as AWM119. In November 1988 however, the Department of Defence recalled both AWM118 and AWM119 to their custody. In 2000 the Department transferred AWM119 back the Australian War Memorial.
- AWM119 US12 - Recommendations for British Awards to US Personnel [Col W D Jackson; Col A R MacKechnie; Maj J W Thomas; Col C A Martyn; Capt A J Beck; S/Sgt W L Heath; Technical Sgt T S Millard; Brig-Gen S B Akin; Brig-Gen P B Wurtsmith; Col P R Prentiss; Col F H Smith [jnr]; Lt-Col E W Hampton; Lt R E Notestine; 1st Lt R E Notestine
- AWM119 US13 - Honours and Awards Recommendtions of American personnel [Col B R Peyton; Col D W Hutchison; Lt-Col E D Brockett [jr]; Lt Col G P Cochran; Lt-Col H G Maison; Lt-Col H A Taylor; Capt M M Casper; Capt W W Hill; Capt G (NMI) Munkres; Capt D J Newman; Col A R MacKechnie; Col W D Jackson; Capt D J Newman; Col C S Myers
- AWM119 US11 - [Office of Military Secretary, Army honours and awards confidential working files] Award of the Legion of Merit to Maj John Mather
- AWM119 154 - AIF - Malaya Operational Awards
- AWM119 243 - Recommendation for award to N G Yee (MV Thetis - Wewak)
- AWM119 328 - Award of US Honours to Australian Service Personnel serving in Korea - full lists for record purposes requested by PMs [Prime Minister's] Department
- AWM119 438 - Recommendations for awards for services rendered during the NSW floods 1955 [Lt A E Turner; S/Sgt E Hadlow; Capt R V Thompson; Maj A H Thistleton; Capt T G H Jackson; Maj E S Marshall; Capt L H Wilson; 2/Lt R J Hilder; Maj J A Springhall; Maj J D Trevethick; Capt B L L Gosper; Lt R N Crook; Sigmn N Minshall; Sgt P D Buckley; WOII S K Dogger; S/Sgt P J O'Toole; Cpl V V E Yandell]
- AWM119 590 - Operational Awards Vietnam List 6
- AWM119 608 - [Office of Military Secretary, Army honours and awards confidential working files] Queens Birthday Honours List - Military Division - 1969 [Maj-Gen C M Gurner; Brig E J H Howard; Col G O O'Day; Lt-Col G A G Holzberger; Col J C Dean; Col N R McLeod; Chap 3/Cl J M Hoare; WOII S D James; Maj R A Warr; Capt C R B Richards; Capt J W Turpie; Maj (QM) D D Collins; WOII J R Settree; WOII J Flannery; Sgt K Hundt; Sgt P A Koster; S/Sgt N L Krause; WOII P Samuga; Sgt J K Myles; and others