Massingham

Surname: Massingham
Christian Names: David
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Rydalmeer
Case Notes:

David Massingham of Rydalmeer, Sydney, New South Wales

Massingham has marched on ANZAC Days for the last few years in full Army uniform, complete with Sergeants stripes, seven medals and a coveted Infantry Combat Badge (ICB). The photograph below was taken on ANZAC Day 2013.

The ill fitting uniform worn by Massingham prompted research which led us to believe that Massingham has never served in the Australian Defence Force, resulting in a phone call to him, to explain his behaviour.

This is a simple case of fraud, deception, detection and confession. As well as being noticed by genuine veterans, Massingham foolishly placed photographs onto his Facebook page. In addition to the photograph above, he also inserted a photograph showing him “rigged” for desert warfare, complete with scarf and pistol.

 

Most wannabes we confront with damning evidence deny the allegations and threaten legal or physical retribution. David Massingham knew the game was up, and “fell on his sword” in a gentlemanly way and offered profuse apologies to the veteran community.

Wearing a full Army Service uniform complete with seven medals and an ICB is a serious criminal offence. If found guilty, the offence attracts a maximum fine of $3,300 and six months imprisonment or both.

We are sure that David Massingham is contrite, but it is more about being caught, than committing the crime. Had we not stopped Massingham he would have again featured as a

Returned Veteran Sergeant on ANZAC Day 2014

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, in this instance, the reaction is a life sentence for Massingham on our web site, as will be the case for all of those who trespass on the honour of the Australian and New Zealand Veteran Community.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

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