Collimore

Date of Entry: 12/06/2016
Surname: Collimore
Christian Names: Arthur
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Coogee
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:

 

 

 

On The ANZMI Website we have the following:

1. Current serving Defence Force members, who have embellished their service and added non  awarded medals to their rack.


2. Former serving Defence Force members, who have embellished their service and added non awarded medals to their rack.

3. Members of the community, who have had no military service whatsoever, who love to attend Anzac Days and other commemorative occasions, sporting military medals, ribbons and badges that they have not earned or been awarded.

Arthur Collimore from Arden Street, Coogee, is a member of the third group.

The below photograph was taken on Anzac Day, 2016 in Coogee, NSW.

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In the above photograph, Collimore is wearing the -;

1. Australian Active Service Medal, 1945 -1975.
2. Vietnam Medal.
3. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He is also wearing the ribbons applicable for those awards. Above the ribbons and medals, he wears a crossed rifles badge, which is a World War 2 Marksman accoutrement. He also wears a beret with an Australian Army Infantry Corps hat badge. He is not entitled to wear any of them.

The below photograph shows a "hatless" Collimore saluting the Australian Flag at the 2016 Anzac Day ceremony at the Coogee Legion Club, Sydney following his laying of a wreath.

His salute is not the official Australian Army salute but something similar to a Royal Australian Navy salute.

As he is not wearing military uniform, he should not be saluting at all. He should stand back at attention and bow his head, and place his right hand over his medals, as has been the long held tradition.

He has no idea.

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Our last photograph is the Anzac Day wreath with a self explanatory card. Collimore had convinced the Coogee Legion Club Sub Branch executive that he was a Korea and Vietnam War Veteran. Consequently, the commemoration card, which was composed from information that Collimore had given the executive staff, denotes that he is a Korea and Vietnam veteran. (Served both theatres)

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Arthur Collimore is an imposter. He is a proven liar and a medal cheat. There is no record of any defence service for Arthur Collimore. His name also does not appear on the Nominal Roll of Korean Veterans, or the Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans.

He has been acting out his charade for many years at official commemorative ceremonies, and until recently, no one has ever questioned his decision or right to wear Korean War or Vietnam War campaign medals.

We know that Collimore does not march with Returned Korean or Vietnam Associations, but prefers to march with Second World War Associations, where his claims to Korean and Vietnam active service will not be questioned.

He attends the Coogee Legion Club in Sydney, where he continues his lies regarding his false military history. He has even claimed to colleagues at another club he frequents, that he was dishonourably discharged from the Australian Army due to him becoming a heroin addict in Vietnam.

On the Sunday prior to Anzac Day, 2016, following the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Club, Collimore was invited to join their struggling Sub Branch. He was informed that he was required to provide evidence of his service in the Australian Military Forces. Of course, none has been forthcoming, and none will be.

Collimore has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903 for many years, by wearing purchased replica campaign medals and claiming to be a Korea and Vietnam War veteran.

He is neither. He is a blatant fraud, who will grace the ANZMI website for many years to come.

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