Lieutenant Hugh Randall Syme
Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
19 May 1941 – 25 December 1942
Melbourne-born Hugh Syme (1903–1965) had a lifelong involvement in the newspaper industry. He was awarded the George Cross and the George Medal and Bar for his brave work in dealing with enemy mines. Returning to Victoria, he set up a mine disposal
section before leaving the navy to return to business in 1944.