Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'B'

Surname: Bolam
Christian Names: Rodney
Country: Australia
State or Province: Quensland
City or Town: Goomeri
Case Notes:

Rodney Bolam has never served in the Australian Military or Defence Forces. He even failed the call-up for National Service as he was rejected after attempting to volunteer . Undeterred by this state of affairs, Bolam decided to steal the identity of a genuine veteran and use this for his own purposes. Masquerading as a former SASR soldier and wearing fake medals including a Military Cross identical to the real veteran, he attempted to start a Special Air Service Association in Cairns, Far North Queensland. When confronted about the veracity of his claims and his claimed identity, true to form with imposters, he threatened legal action.

The accompanying newspaper articles tell the rest.

There is no need for expansion on the fine job done by the reporters in the accompanying articles. Read it all and judge this man for yourself. 

Be warned, Rodney Bolam may be residing in your area and still pulling the same caper. If so, CPMH would be interested in knowing his whereabouts so the authorities can be notified.



6th Oct 2012


Update Rodney Allan Bolam aka Rodney Allan McAuley


Rodney Bolam has shown up in Goomeri Queensland, a small town in the Burnett region with a population of just under 500 people and a Returned Services League (RSL) Sub Branch to which Bolam had attached himself.  Here is a recent photograph taken at the Goomeri RSL.


We have now learned that Rodney Bolam has served in the Army, but under a different name.  He served as 2789041 Rodney Allan McAuley. He was enlisted as a National Serviceman on the 7th Feb 1968 and after initial assessment became an Officer Cadet, which is a Commissioned Officer in training. He was unsuccessful as an Officer Candidate and was discharged from the Army on 9th Nov 1968. Here is his Discharge Certificate:



At some stage after his departure from the Military, Bolam changed his name from Rodney Allan McAuley to Rodney Allan Bolam.  He was caught lying about his military service in Cairns, Queensland and charged and convicted in Darwin, Northern Territory by Federal Police. Now he is committing the same offences in Goomeri Queensland.

In Goomeri he was the official flag raiser for the Goomeri RSL. As a member of the RSL he kept quiet about his false military exploits, but was quick to relate stories to any “out of towners” who would listen to him. On the 16 Jul 2012 he met a genuine veteran visiting Goomeri. That Veteran has provided a Statutory Declaration regarding the casual meeting. Here are excerpts from the Statutory Declaration.

“We were introduced to him as Rodney McAuley and he was told that I also was a Vietnam Veteran as was this person.  This chap was very engaging and I invited him to join us and we got to talk about our Vietnam experiences.

He said he volunteered for National Service rather than wait for his number to come up, (he said it actually did come up in anyway) and a couple of days after recruit training started he applied for officer training and he and another recruit were accepted.

He went to Scheyville and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant and went to Vietnam in C Company 2 RAR. He said he was there during the TET Offensive and also at Fire Support Base CORAL.

He said he retired in 1975 with the rank of Captain.

He also revealed he had only just got his TPI pension. He got caught between two mortars and that they were still digging shrapnel out of his back. He told me of the American hospital he was evacuated to  (not Vung Tau) but I can’t remember the name.

I, normally a strong skeptic, was thoroughly convinced, and produced my iPad with a few pictures including ones on my old unit’s xxxxxx xxxxxxx  web site.  This man knew all the military jargon and upon seeing a photo soon pointed out points of interest around Nui Dat. He also recognized photos of CORAL.  quite a few other fanciful stories told by him emerged.

I told him quite a few of my personal experiences of my service in Vietnam and no doubt if he goes onto another similar adventure in another town they will be added to his personal library of experiences and naturally I feel uncomfortable about this.  After decades of perfecting this technique he may very well surely succeed again”

Bolam did not graduate from training as a commissioned officer, but was discharged from the Army before he completed the Officer Training course.

He never served in Vietnam, never attained the rank of Captain, and was never wounded in action.  He is a liar a fraud and a wannabe and should be treated as such by all who meet him.

Bolam aka McAuley is an enemy of Veterans, do not allow him to continue stealing the honour of  Returned Servicemen and Women.

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 private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.


Surname: Boreham
Christian Names: Rick
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: North Island
City or Town: Auckland
Service: Army Reserve/RAAF
Branch: Signals
Commencement of service: Oct 1988
Completion of service: Nov 1995
Case Notes:

Rick Boreham - The gentleman wannabe.


Rick Boreham is a wannabe who decided to add a bit of “excitement” to his military history. He is however a gentleman wannabe, who when confronted fell on his sword by confessing his malfeasance.


Notice Boreham is wearing an Australian Service Medal (ASM) which has a SE Asia Clasp as well as the Australian Defence Medal. He has no entitlement to the ASM. 

Boreham started his career with a one year stint, from October 1989 to November 1990, in an Army Reserve, Royal Australian Corps of  Signals (RA Sigs) unit, hence the badge on his beret.  After discharge from the Army at “His own request”. He joined the RAAF and worked as an Assistant Cook until 1995.

Here is an “edited” written explanation and apology penned by Boreham.

“Thank you for allowing me a couple of days to get back to you. I appreciate the fact that you have contacted me in the courteous manner that you did.

I'm very sorry to say that unfortunately, your enquiries will not bring up anything positive about me.

My military career was an unmitigated disaster -  edited - leaving the RAAF in 1995 as an LAC Cooks Assistant (service number A63915).

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Edited - , I embellished and lied about my military service and took to wearing an award - the Australian Service Medal with SE Asia clasp - that I was not entitled to wear. I also told lies about the causes for my depression and PTSD claiming it to be from my service not from some harmful things that occurred –edited. It was easier for me to lie than to admit the painful truth. I am now taking medication for these conditions and will be seeking further treatment.

I regret my actions in ways that I struggle to find the words for. I come from a family with a long military history and I now have to live with the fact that not only have I bought shame upon myself, but also on the memory of those members of my family who came before me.

I apologise unreservedly for any offence that I have caused to genuine veterans and ask that you show me some mercy as I try to re-build my life and my career.

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Once again, I apologise for the stupidity of my actions and for the offence caused and understand that as a former member of the ADF, I should have known better.

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Thank you again for the courtesy of your approach.

Rick Boreham"


Boreham also penned a resume for himself detailing his RAAF career. The duties are somewhat different from that expected of a Leading Aircraftsman, Assistant Cook who would normally be peeling spuds.  See below:


“Time of service: October 1988 – November 1995 (7 years 2 months)

Duties undertaken during service:

•Security Operations providing protection to aircraft, personnel and infrastructure

•Manning of Observation Posts (OPs), Listening Posts (LPs) and standing patrols to detect and interdict enemy movement

•Quick Reaction Force (QRF) duties in response to identified threats

•Manning of crew served weapons

•Foot and vehicle patrolling

•Construction of field defences and obstacles such as weapon pits and bunkers, fences and vehicle check points (VCPs)

•Search and clearance operations

•Security for special events

•Specialised secure military communications

•Electronic data processing

•Manning mobile communications detachments

•Laying and maintenance of communications cables”


Boreham has exaggerated his Defence Service and worn a medal he did not earn, therefore he has earned a place on our web site. It is also noted that he exhibits courage by confessing and apologizing. Most of the criminals and medals cheats who appear here, when caught, immediately, deny, feign illness, threaten physical retribution or threaten devastating legal action.

Boreham did none of that and although we have named and shamed him we wish him well.

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 private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Boulter
Christian Names: William Charles aka Tony
Country: Australia
State or Province: NT
City or Town: Tennant Creek
Service #: Unknown
Service: Unknown
Branch: Claims Infantry
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:


Boulter is one of the worst of the worst.  He is a "Big wheel” in the Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek.  He has been involved in local Government for

many years and has been admired as a Returned Veteran.

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These are the medals he is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)Not entitled

Korea Medal Not entitled

United Nations Korea Service Medal Not entitled

General Service Medal (Clasp Malaysia) Not entitled and worn in the wrong place

Australian Service Medal (Clasp PNG) Not entitled

Australia Defence Medal - Unlikely to be entitled

Commemoration of National Service Medal - Unlikely to be entitled

Papua New Guinea Independence Medal 1975.  Entitlement unknown

Papua New Guinea Anniversary of Independence 1975 - 1985 - Entitlement unknown

Most of his medals are false.

We have a Statutory Declaration detailing what Boulter has said about his service:

"he has stood up stated his name number and rank with the Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (PNGVR) Korea,"   He further said:

"no there were only 4 or 5 of us that volunteered and we made our way up to Malaysia and worked with the Australians. I asked who were you attached to? his reply was. We just joined in with the Australian units and then went to Korea. He states he was in the Battle of Kapyong, He wears Korean medals/Malayan and PNG medals, I asked who issued the Australian medals he straight away said the Australian Government. He is not listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll as being a Korea Veteran. When asked about this he stated it's because he was PNGVR and not registered with the Australian Army."

Boulter was born in July 1935. He could not have been serving with Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (PNGVR)   "before making his way to Malaysia" as he would have been only Fifteen years of age and could not have enlisted in PNGVR . In any case PNGVR was disbanded after WW2 and reformed in March 1951.  So at Fifteen years of age Boulter would have to joined PNGVR in March 1951, then did some fighting with Australian units in Malaysia before arriving in Korea to fight in the Battle of Kapyong in April 1951 one month later, aged Fifteen years.


He also said that "PNGVR personnel were not registered with the Australian Army"  PNGVR was, and until again disbanded in 1973, a unit of the Australian Citizens Military Forces (CMF) and very much part of the Australian Army, Order of Battle. . It was disbanded in 1973 as a lead up to PNG Independence in 1975.

What Boulter says is simply "hogwash" and deceitful lies, these cheats are always way behind Australian Veterans and ANZMI in splicing their lies into actual military facts and history.

The writer had the pleasure of speaking to Boulter on the phone on the 31 January 2017. 

Boulter was asked "what years he had served in PNGVR".  He hummed and hawed and then said "from late 1968 to 1972 when he returned to Australia".  He went back to PNG in 1975 when he claimed to again serve in PNGVR.  The problem is that PNGVR was disbanded in 1973.  What he said, completely disproves his service in Malaysia and Korea and proves the medals he wears are false.  We have been advised that Boulter is listed with the PNGVR Association as having served with PNGVR, however they were unable to advise dates of service.

Over the years he has received much kudos from the falsehood that he is a Returned  Serviceman who served in war zones in Malaysia and Korea and wears all the medals to prove it. Claiming to have been present at the famous Korea Battle of Kapyong  where the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment brought great credit to the ANZAC spirit through their tenacious fighting is indeed an immoral act. Here is an official Australian War Memorial excerpt:

"3 RAR lost 32 killed in action. Along with its Canadian, British, New Zealand and United States allies, 3 RAR managed to hold the advancing Chinese divisions in the Kapyong River valley for 24 hours, allowing United Nations forces further south to shore up a defensive line. It then successfully conducted a fighting withdrawal to extricate itself from encirclement and rejoin its parent brigade, exemplifying the discipline, courage and skill required to succeed in its mission. For their courageous actions, both 3 RAR and 2nd PPCLI were awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation by the United States Government."

He has his name on the Tennant Creek Returned Services League (RSL) Honour Board.  He is listed in the second row, fourth from the bottom.  We anticipate the Tennant Creek RSL  will remove him from their prestigious Honour Board.

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Boulter was never in Korea and his persona in Tennant Creek for the past 30 years has been a complete sham.  Because of his explanation of  "making his way to Malaysia and working with the Australians" it is a sure certainty that he never served anywhere near an Australian Army unit in  Malaysia or Korea.

There is a definitive Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll that lists all servicemen who served with Australian units in Korea. Boulter is not listed.

A few years ago Tennant Creek, Northern Territory Police charged Mr Jooitson "Dutchy"  Van Asson for falsely wearing Defence medals.  He was found guilty and fined $1,000 and given a twenty  four month good behaviour bond. See here: https://www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/list/alpha/v

Boulter has committed the same offence of falsely claiming to be a returned serviceman and wearing false medals.  We have advised the Tennant Creek Police and will let events unfold.

See the Defence Act 1903 Section VII, Parts 80A and 80B.


     80A.    Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor orairman 
     80B.    Improper use of service decorations  
Boulter has had thirty years of false fame as a returned Serviceman.  Doubt that he will enjoy his richly deserved future days as his Resume has turned very sour.

Welcome to the Hall of Shame William Charles (Tony) Boulter, you have used your false military service to gain favour in the Tennant Creek community and deserve your infamy.

Surname: Boxshall
Christian Names: Geoffrey Ronald
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Maffra
Case Notes:

Geoffrey Ronald Boxshall is a wannabe and a liar from Maffra Victoria.  He fits into the category of wannabes who claim to be Vietnam Veterans to “con” sympathy and benefits from the ones they are supposed to love. Other examples of this behaviour is shown in the Stoove, Montague Elliott, Montgomery and Bennetts exposures.



Boxshall claims to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran, when in fact he has never served as a member of the Australian Defence Force as declared on a Statutory Declaration by a close associate who has known him for his whole life. We also hold a signed statements detailing the antics that Boxshall has exhibited in his pursuit of claiming to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran. Boxshall does not appear on the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Vietnam Nominal Roll.  

The most damning evidence against Boxshall is included in a signed statement from a reliable source”.  He has said about his “Vietnam Service” that “The things he has seen no one should have to live with”. For instance:

He had seen men, women and children tied up to hand grenades and blown up.

He was made a Sergeant during his time in “boot camp”

He was in Special Forces and parachuted behind enemy lines.

He had to crawl through swamps and sleep in pipe works, had to eat frogs  and anything they could catch to survive as their food chain was cut off.  Said he couldn’t cook the frogs as they might be caught and that the frogs tasted like chicken.

Has cried to his family, friends and neighbours that the things he had to do and had seen no one should have to live with.

He saw some of his men stand on land mines and were blown up.

One of his men raced forward and caught a bullet meant for him and then died in his arms.

Had seen villagers killed as the Army Platoons entered the villages.

Saw young girls raped and in fact one of his men did this, and they, (his men) took a vote, took him into the scrub, shot him, took his tags and said he was killed by enemy fire.

Says he no longer marches on commemorative occasions because he no longer believes in what he fought for.

Refused to take out a war veterans housing loan because he wanted nothing more to do with them. (the Army)

Claimed he buried his dog tags in a stream near Aberfeldy in Victoria

Walked out during the war movie "Saving Private Ryan" stating that the gunfire brought back memories and that the gunfire sounded exactly as he remembered it.

Any Veteran reading these silly statements will immediately know that they could not have originated from a genuine veteran

Below is an extract from a Statutory Declaration, detailing Boxshall’s modus operandi



We also hold a Resume made out by Boxshall in 2004 which includes  “Full time in the Army for 18 months between 1969 and 1971”

Boxshall has for many years pretended to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran and has blamed his bad behaviour on his “war experience”. He has often played the sympathy card and deceived those very close to him.

Boxshall has committed an offence against the Defence Act 1903 Part Vll Section 80A, shown below:


Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman

             (1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)     the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and

(b)    the representation is false. Penalty:  30 penalty units or imprisonment  for 6 months, or both.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section:

(a)     returned soldier means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Military Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Military Forces of any Ally of Great Britain;

(b)    returned sailor means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Naval Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Naval Forces of any Ally of Great Britain; and

(c)     returned airman means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Air Force, air service or flying corps raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire or as a member of the air forces of any Ally of Great Britain.


In recent times there have been examples of wannabes being arraigned before the Magistrates court and penalties handed out.  We live in hope that the State Police have the inclination to pursue Boxshall on behalf of all genuine returned veterans.

Boxshall has well earned his position on our web site where he will remain for the rest of his days.

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 private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Boyd
Christian Names: Michael David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Toowoomba
Service #: R95822
Service: RAN
Branch: Writer
Commencement of service: 04 Jan 67
Completion of service: Jan 87
Case Notes:



Michael Boyd is presently assisting ex-service members as an Advocate with Veterans Services, RSL, Queensland Branch, based in Toowoomba.

Boyd has had a long career in public service, first, serving with the Royal Australian Navy from 1967 to 1987, and followed by several positions with the State and Federal Public Service.

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The above photograph was not taken at any ex-service commemoration or official function, but is however, available on the internet for all to see.

 It is said “A picture can paint a thousand words”, however, in this instance only one word springs to mind, namely “Peacock”!

 Boyd looks resplendent with 10 medals on that rack, along with the huge star on his lower breast, and a charming neck decoration.

The first five medals may be quite relevant to Boyd’s Naval service, the remaining five medals, along with the accoutrements, are purely for ‘dress-ups’ and should never be seen mixed with official Australian awards for service.

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The shiny trinkets relate to Boyd’s membership of The Most Honourable Order of Christian Knights of the Rose. Boyd has been invested as , no less than, a Knight Commander of the Rose.

The Most Honourable Order of Christian Knights of the Rose (KoR) was created at the beginning of the third millennium with the intent of upholding values that precede the second millennium. That is, Christian standards of conduct known simply as ‘chivalry’. A ‘Code of Chivalry’ was never really written down, but passed down through the ages. Old stories of Camelot, Charlemagne and Crusader Orders like the Knights Templar all added to its being. The KoR was created with the belief that the need for chivalry is as great today as is was in those older times in which these stories take place.

The above certificate also confers on Boyd the designation of ‘DSR’, for his public service to defence and Government. DSR is the abbreviation of ‘Dagger Sub-Rosa’.

Dagger Sub-Rosa; this is an insignia featuring a crusader's dagger set behind an heraldic rose. It may be worn or displayed on cards and stationery by those members who have a bona-fide service history involving intelligence or investigative work in a military, law enforcement, or church related role. Internally, the member may use the post nominal DSR to indicate their personal qualification within the Order.

The question to be asked is what is Boyd’s ‘bona-fide service history involving intelligence or investigative work’?

Boyd’s LinkedIn profile shows his employment history, starting with the Navy, where he was, apparently, quite a ‘Terror of the Seas’, but no mention of intelligence or investigation. This would be reasonable as he was a ‘Writer’ or administration clerk in civilian terminology.


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Nor does the rest of his employment history disclose any hint of relevant derring-do.

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Available records do not disclose any service by Boyd for the awarding of the Australian Service Medal 1945-75, or the Papua New Guinea Independence Medal. However, that does not discount his service as records beyond 1970 are not available in the public domain. Boyd was given the opportunity to confirm his entitlement to those service awards but chose not to respond.

The KoR Standard of Conduct, known simply as ‘Chivalry’, is the foundation of that organisation. Chivalry includes ‘honesty’ and parading around with pretend medals is far from honest behaviour, no matter what the time or place.

Michael David Boyd, you may now hold Court with fellow Princes’, Knights, Lords and Ladies, who grace the pages of ANZMI.

Surname: Boye
Christian Names: Carl William
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Unknown
Service: RAAF
Branch: Clerk
Case Notes:

Carl William Boye` -  Vietnam Campaign Medal cheat

Boye` served in Vietnam from 29th  April 1971 to 1st  June 1971. He is Queensland State Secretary and Public Officer for the Vietnam Veterans Association (VVAA) and Cadet Liaison Officer for his VVAA Sub Branch of Brisbane North


The Photo shows Boye` wearing a Vietnam Campaign Medal (VCM). Boye` spent twenty years in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Administrative Clerk, so there is no doubt that he would be aware of the criteria to wear the VCM.

The VVAA’s own web site says the following about the VCM:


“This award was issued by the South Vietnamese Government for six months service in South Vietnam.  Approximately 50,000 were issued to Australian and New Zealand service personnel.”

Not included on the VVAA web site is the following added stipulations:

“Six months service is not required for individuals who were wounded by hostile forces; killed in action or otherwise in line of duty; or captured by hostile forces”.

“Note that medical evacuation from the area of operations for any reasons other than wounds received in action does not constitute an exemption from meeting the minimum qualifying period”.

Here is an extract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) nominal roll showing Boye`’s service in Vietnam:


Boye`’s RAAF Service File also confirms the period of his Vietnam Service in this document:



There is a variation of one day between the DVA nominal roll and information from his personal file however, the difference of one day has no bearing on his eligibility to wear the VCM.

Boye` was returned to Australia from Vietnam because of personal reasons that will not be described here.

Boye` is a liar and a wannabe because he has purchased, had mounted, and is wearing a Vietnam Campaign Medal that he did not earn.

The ex Service Organisation has again been careless in checking the bona fides of those who hold high office.  As long as they are careless, wannabes will infiltrate their ranks and we will continue to weed them out.  The VCM is an easy medal to “fudge” and Veterans are continually being caught, in recent times we have exposed an ex Navy RSL President illegally wearing a VCM.

Perhaps it is a good time to warn the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Association that they have quite a few VCM cheats in their ranks who may soon suffer the ultimate embarrassment of shaming and naming,

Be a medal cheat at your own peril. Veterans and the general public everywhere are more aware of ANZMI’s roll and if you cheat you will most likely be snared, named and shamed.


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 private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

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