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September 13, 1947
Stoker Ronald John Garrett
ORDSMN John Herbert
Signaller Norman Lloyd Lott
AB Donald Bain Sigg
January 10, 1954
Telegraphist William John
March 6, 1954
CPO Alan Spencer Hawken
Leading Electrical Mechanic
Kenneth William Nelson
April 2, 2005
LS Scott Andrew Charles
LEUT Matthew Peter Davey
LEUT Matthew Phillip Goodall
LEUT Paul John Kimlin
LEUT Jonathan Curlewis King
PO Stephen Craig Slatter y
SGT Dave Morley
A RIGOROUS effort over many years
by Avril Clark, Sarah McCarthy and
their supporters, including a petition
containing 40,000 signatures, led the
Australian War Memorial (AWM) to
add three new bronze panels to the
Roll of Honour.
Mrs Clark's son, PTE Jamie
Clark, died on operational service in
Solomon Islands in 2005 and Miss
McCarthy's father, CAPT Peter
McCarthy, was killed by a landmine in
Lebanon in 1988.
The panels list the names of 48
Australian servicemen and women
who have died in non-warlike opera-
tions, including six crew members of
HMAS Kanimbla killed in the Sea
King crash in 2005.
They were unveiled by AWM
Director Brendan Nelson on August 30.
Dr Nelson said the day was a mile-
stone for the families of those whose
names were being added to the Roll
of Honour, for the AWM and for
"An ongoing challenge for the
memorial is to recognise the changing
nature of war and conflict," he said.
"Remaining true to the vision of
Charles Bean, the memorial's found-
er, the inclusion of these names on
the Roll of Honour fittingly remem-
bers the sacrifice made by these ser-
vicemen and women on behalf of all
Des Hyland, 79, from Wynyard in
Tasmania, and his wife Marie, attend-
ed the unveiling to pay tribute to his
brother ORDSMN John Hyland.
ORDSMN Hyland was one of
four sailors killed when HMAS
Warrnambool was sunk by a mine off
North Queensland in 1947.
Mr Hyland said finally seeing his
brother's name on the Roll of Honour
was something he'd been looking for-
ward to for more than 60 years.
"I was only 13 when he was killed
our family," he said.
Unveiling marks milestone
"We were all so proud of him when
he went off to join the Navy.
"There's only my sister and I left
and she's in a nursing home."
Mr Hyland said his parents were
disappointed with how the Navy han-
dled his brother's death at the time.
"The Navy sent a telegram to the
postmaster at Wynyard in Tasmania
and he brought it around," he said.
"It said 'your son has been killed,
the Warrnambool has been sunk and
the funeral will be in Cairns'. Unlike
what would happen today, there was
no 'would you like to come to the
funeral' or 'would you like the body
Mr Hyland and his wife were the
only family members representing the
sailors lost in Warrnambool.
For more on the loss of HMAS
Warrnambool, see page 16.
IN MEMORY: Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of
Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. The panels commemorate
the 48 Australian servicemen and women who have died in non-warlike
operations, including six crew members from HMAS Kanimbla who were
killed in the Sea King crash in 2005, right.
Photos: POIS Paul Berry
CPL Nick Wiseman
CHARACTERISTICS of ADF
personnel can now be used to better
measure the likeliness of complet-
ing their initial first term after a
year-long study by CDF Fellowship
recipient LTCOL Phillip Hoglin.
The CDF fellowship was
awarded to LTCOL Hoglin in late
2010 and he completed the study at
the University of NSW at ADFA in
2011 in conjunction with a master's
degree in philosophy.
LTCOL Hoglin said the findings
of the study backed up much of the
ADF's existing intuition.
"We didn't have anything else to
stake a claim before," he said. "But
we now have this study."
His study found that out of
more than 4900 recruits into the
ADF about 31 per cent left the ADF
before completing their obligated
period of service.
The study concluded that there
was a significant waste of recruiting
and training resources and could
lead to a larger recruiting target to
meet the requirements of the ADF.
The study found gender made no
difference to the first-term separa-
Lower-than-average general abil-
ity scale score recruits were at least
24 per cent less likely to complete
their first term and those who were
born overseas were 30 per cent
more likely to complete their first
term compared to Australian-born
LTCOL Hoglin said the ADF
still needed to do more studies in
"We make a lot of policy based
on military professional knowledge
and judgement but what we don't do
well is use our research resources to
back up these decisions," he said.
"That is my personal view of one
of the major benefits of this type of
Part of a small number of Army
workforce analysts, LTCOL Hoglin
attended the Manpower Systems
analysis course at the US Naval
Post-Graduate School in California
and completed a two-year master's
program to understand workplace
analysis and modelling.
He said he was fortunate to get the
opportunity to complete this study.
"In this case I was lucky to be
part of the fellowship," he said. "If it
didn't come up, the study might not
have been done at all."
This year's recipient of the
CDF's research fellowship is MAJ
Warren Coaker who will put biases
in Defence procurement under the
microscope as he investigates deci-
sion making and cognitive biases in
the ADF's procurement processes,
with research starting early next year.
Research into retention
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