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

Surname: Dixon
Christian Names: Darren Kingsley Scott
Country: Australia
State or Province: South Australia
City or Town: Adelaide
Case Notes:

Darren Kingsley Scott Dixon aka Sunie Dixon, Sunie An, Sunique An and Sun Mccormack of Adelaide South Australia, is another Facebook author, liar and wannabe who is the victim of his own pen.

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In one of the photographs Dixon is wearing:

The Afghanistan Medal
The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal.
A Lance Corporal Rank Slide
10/27 Royal South Australia Regiment Unit Patch

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In the other photograph he is wearing:

The Australian Defence Medal and an unidentifiable light blue coloured medal ribbon.

Here is Dixon’s Resume:

Name: Darren Dixon
Full name: Darren Kingsley Scott Dixon
Date of birth: 16/08/1987

2005 - Army Reserves (10/27 Battalion Royal South Australia Regt)

• Basic NCO Duties
• Keeping myself and other soldiers disciplined and in order
• A one year tour of Afghanistan (Ghazi city)
• Keeping uniform neat and equipment maintained daily
• Physical training daily
• Security Duties
• Basic CPR and Medical knowledge
• Basic Tactical Response

We are unable to find any evidence that Dixon has ever served in the Australian Defence Force.
His claim to have completed a one year tour in Afghanistan is a lie

We hold Statutory Declarations declaring that Dixon has told the following story:

“In 2005 he enlisted and was sent straight to Recruit Training as soon as he had completed his Initial Employment Training he was deployed to Afghanistan. His Afghanistan deployment ended due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

Dixon is a Liar and a Wannabe who has committed criminal acts by falsely claiming to be a Returned Veteran and wearing medals that he did not earn. We will endeavour to have him arraigned before a Magistrate to answer for his insult to the Veteran Community.

Veterans and concerned civilians all over Australia and New Zealand are keeping watch for fools claiming false military service.  When a person is reported to us we do our very best to establish their true military history and we will expose those who are exaggerating or lying.

Dixon is very young and therefore could spend at least Fifty years on our web site where all can see he is a liar, cheat and a wannabe.

This is published in the public interest, veterans of all conflicts, in particular 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.

Persons appearing on our site that are now deceased will not be removed, but the case will have the word "Deceased" placed next to their name when we are advised.

 

Surname: Dixon
Christian Names: Ian
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Junee
Service #: 2781804
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

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The above photo of Dixon was taken at the Junee Vietnam Veterans Day service, and his campaign medals are proudly displayed, along with various Unit Citations.

Dixon was conscripted into the Australian Army, serving 372 days in Vietnam, as a member of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR). Just over eight weeks after the unit arriving in Vietnam its members would be involved in the Battle of Long Tan.

During this deployment 6 RAR saw considerable combat, with the Unit being awarded citations by the Governments of the United States and South Vietnam.

Justifiably, Dixon can be very proud to have served with such a Unit and also of the medals and citations awarded for that service.

Dixon, however, cannot be proud of the fact he has attached a commemorative, or as commonly known, a ‘tin medal’, to his Service medals. Doing such may impress those that do not know, however, you do not fool your fellow veterans, who would recognise you had no association with the 2/12 Infantry Battalion whatsoever.

 

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The Front Line Service Medal was issued by the 2/12 Infantry Battalion Association, based in Queensland, to identify those who took part in World War Two front line actions with the Infantry, differentiating them from other units. It was manufactured and sold by that Association as a funds raising exercise. They made a lot of money selling this tin trinket to gullible people, who had no association with the 2/12 Infantry Battalion whatsoever.

Defence Honours and Awards has this to say about such medals:

“A relatively recent phenomenon in the medal world is the appearance of a wide variety of non-official medals, generally referred to as ‘private commemoratives’ but also called ‘tinnies’. A non-official medal is any medal that is not listed in the Order of Wearing of Australian Honours and Awards, which was published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette Special No. S.101 of 4 April 2002.

 Medals not listed in the order of wear may be worn officially, on an unrestricted basis, only with the express permission of the Governor-General. As a general rule, such permission is extended only to official awards of foreign governments. It has never been extended to private commemorative medals. Those medals should not be worn at all, and certainly never on the left hand side and mounted with officially issued medals”.

Ian Dixon, your Vietnam service has earned you the medals that you can be proud to wear. However, your total lack of respect by adding a worthless commemorative 'tin' medal, has earned you the award of appearing on the ANZMI site.

Surname: Dobson
Christian Names: Robert George
Country: Australia
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Exmouth
Service: Army
Branch: Transport
Case Notes:
Now Deceased
 
Surname: Dolman
Christian Names: Rodney Scott
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Bendigo
Service #: 3797219
Service: Army
Branch: RAAMC
Commencement of service: 01 Oct 69
Completion of service: 17 Jun 70
Case Notes:

 

 

 

 

 

3797219 Private Rodney Scott DOLMAN, born 11 April 1949, served as Australian Army conscript (National Serviceman) from 1 October 1969 until discharged as Medically Unfit on 19 June 1970 .

The above service of DOLMAN clearly details that this soldier served only eight months of his two years National Service obligation.

Post Army Service DOLMAN was employed by the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria, and was regularly observed wearing the ribbons of the Australian Vietnam Medal and the Vietnamese Campaign Medal on his uniform shirt. Whenever a photo opportunity arose, DOLMAN would don a pullover to conceal the ribbons.

At one time Dolman was the Secretary of the Yarra Glen RSL (Returned and Services League) and led the march on our most sacred day - ANZAC Day.

ANZMI hold two signed Statutory Declarations which attest to the fact that as far back as 1998, DOLMAN as a CFA Fireman at Kinglake, Victoria wore the Vietnam ribbons on his shirt, and he would produce a laminated Australian Army ID card, purporting himself to be a Commissioned Officer with the rank of Lieutenant.

DOLMAN proudly told two CFA employees that he had served in South Vietnam as a "specialist sniper with 2 SAS" (Special Air Service Regiment) and that his radio call-sign was "God" whilst serving on Operation Phoenix. This operation was one of the most deadly actions of the Vietnam conflict. According to DOLMAN, his SAS team came upon a Viet Cong (enemy) team about to ambush an Australian Army patrol and his team attacked killing all the VC, thus saving his Infantry Battalion counterparts. For his actions, he was personally thanked by Major Peter COSGROVE (our current Governor General). The problem being is that history will show that Peter COSGROVE was a Lieutenant during his time in Vietnam from August 1969 to July 1970!! Not satisfied with extolling his own fantasies, DOLMAN insists that at a later meeting he was again thanked by Major COSGROVE.

Obviously there were questions raised over DOLMAN's military service. Concerned members of the CFA and the veteran community put their collective heads together and saw an obvious wannabe. Contact was made with ANZMI and the investigation commenced. In a matter of a few days it was ascertained this miscreant was certainly entitled to some prominence, and we don't mean the back slapping version of a prominent leader of men who to this day has earned the title of "Boss". DOLMAN has rode roughshod over every veteran who had spent time in a most dangerous and unforgiving theatre of war that was South Vietnam.

Dolman is a failed Medic who was discharged as "Medically Unfit" after only eight months. He is an oxymoron if ever there was one - a conscript who has deviously walked in the blood of every Vietnam veteran alive and dead. There is only one place in this universe for this failed creature, and that is here on the www for all to witness.

ANZMI mailed DOLMAN a letter giving him the right of reply to all accusations made. A deadline of 24 April was given and like most cornered vermin there was no reply. We were not surprised!

Our informants have advised ANZMI that DOLMAN has ingratiated himself into the ranks of the Victorian Rifle Association in Bendigo (Vic) and is currently attempting to raise funds for an indoor shooting range.

It would be most appropriate that a person of dubious character be removed from any such respectable organization for reasons of propriety and integrity alone.

Without any doubt, Rodney Scott DOLMAN has earned his correct place in history. It is of interest that this is further exposure of yet another bogus veteran sniper, who together with Rhodesian special service operative, Neil SPARK from the Bendigo RSL, have falsely pretended to be some sort of war heroes.

Is it the country air that attracts these deadbeats, or the assumption that everybody they speak to about their war experiences is a complete uneducated fool?

ANZMI leave it to the fair citizens and veterans of Bendigo. DOLMAN can be charged and convicted of serious offences against the Defence Act. The maximum penalties are stiff fines and a spell in prison. We leave that up to all of you.

Surname: Donohue
Christian Names: Neville McBryde
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Dandenong
Service: Army
Branch: Signals
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE - "Major General" Neville McBryde DONOHUE

Like Napoleon "Major General" Donohue has met his Waterloo. If he behaves himself will be receiving free board and lodgings in a Victoria prison for two years and nine months, if he misbehaves it will be for at least four years and five months.

It has taken six years to get him into prison. Had he fronted court on the first occasion he was charged by police, he would have received a small fine got on with his life. Below are the details of the final episode in the Donohue saga.

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UPDATE DONOHUE – April, 2018

Neville McBryde Donohue must now understand that Australian and New Zealand Veterans, ex Servicepersons and the long arm of the law are relentless.  It took five years of Donohue's nonsensical manoeuvres to get him squared away in jail.  He tried all the tricks of a seasoned con man.

He claimed to have terminal cancer and produced forged documents as proof, for which he copped further charges.  On another occasion he produced a Statutory Declaration declaring that he was required for  "special military duty" involving "secret work"

Here is the Statutory Declaration:

 

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Of course he received more charges for the false declaration.

The Police appear to have delved deep into his past and presented Donohue with a raft of other charges as follows:

Use false document to prejudice other (3 counts),

Obtain property by deception (4 counts),

Attempt to obtain property by deception,

Fail to answer bail (3 counts),

Improper use of Defence Service decoration (2 counts),

Impersonate returned soldier (2 counts),

Drive whilst authorization suspended (3 counts),

Impersonate a public official (7 counts,)

Fail to notify employer of cancelled licence (2 counts),

Obtain financial advantage by deception,

Theft from shop.

As detailed in our previous update of April 2017, Donohue was found guilty and sentenced to a jail term.  Not satisfied with blocking the court system for four years with his frivolous and dishonest antics, he appealed the sentence and extended court procedures by another year.

On the date when the appeal was to be heard, Donohue abandoned his appeal and it was struck out.  He was immediately taken into custody and required to serve the remainder of his jail sentence. 

It took from ANZAC Day 2013 until 23 March 2018 for justice to be done.  The veteran and ex service community thank law enforcement and the Judiciary for their relentless actions.

 

 

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MAJOR GENERAL" DONAHUE - UPDATE - APR 17

Go to the very bottom of this page to see the latest update!

 

“Major General” Neville McBryde Donohue– Major General and Collingwood Supporter

Every now and then an incredibly stupid wannabe will bob his head up and be spotted by genuine Veterans.

  In this case the “head bobber” is “Major General” Neville Donohue from the picturesque Dandenong Ranges in Victoria.  Here is our man in all his “Generalship” glory:

 

 

Never before in the history of ANZMI have so many reports been sent, by so many, to so few (of us). Veteran forums and networks went viral and the above photograph taken at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on ANZAC Day 2013 was flashed all over Australia. The power of the internet prevailed and another and more interesting photograph arrived identifying Donohue.

 

 

In this photograph, Donohue is seen giving a stirring ANZAC Day 2013 speech at St Michaels Church, Kalorama in Victoria, before heading off to the MCG, ANZAC Day Football match, between Essendon and Collingwood, where he paraded his mighty haul of fake medals.

Who is Major General Donohue? Of course any person who barracks for Collingwood football club has to be a bit suspicious, but being a Collingwood Supporter and wearing a huge array of fake Military medals and claiming to be a Major General confirms that he is less than a balanced person.

We are reliably advised by ex members of the Royal Australian Corps of Signals (RA Sigs) that the “General” is in fact ex Serviceman313847 Corporal Neville McBryde Donohue from the Kilsyth area of Victoria. He served in the Australian Army between 1970 and 1976 and was never deployed to any Operational Areas. He has confessed that most of the medals are fakes but says his Vietnam Medals are genuine. That is a lie. He may be entitled to only one medal the Australian Defence Medal (ADM). Perhaps it is just as well, that we have exposed him, as we all know the case of a Corporal becoming a Fuhrer.

This case incited even more interest from the Australian Veteran Community than the Hines Brothers seen here:   http://www.anzmi.net/hines/hines.html   

Like the Hines Brothers case, State Police were quick to swoop on Donohue and lay appropriate charges.

The Australian and New Zealand Veteran community are more than ever before, sensitive to frauds, wannabes and medals cheats. Those who take liberties are gambling that they will not be caught and named and shamed on our web site. In this gamble the odds are well stacked in favour of ANZMI. So go ahead make our day.

Donohue will have his day in court.

We will track him and report his disposition.

 

MAJOR GENERAL" DONAHUE - UPDATE - APR 17

After four years of lies, deceit and denial Donohue has been found guilty in a Melbourne Magistrates Court and earned a little prison time.  Even so, the idiot has appealed his conviction:  Here is the Newspaper coverage:

 

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We can see that the Magistrate got it all correct.  It is unfortunate that Donohue is still exercising his initiative by lodging an appeal.  Let's hope that he is given a harsher sentence as a result of the appeal.

 

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: Donovan
Christian Names: Steven James
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Ipswich
Case Notes:

Steven James Donovan is now purporting to be a spokesman for a group who are calling themselves the "Sydney Discovery Project", and putting forward some dubious claims of knowledge of the location of the HMAS Sydney, sunk in mysterious circumstances off the West Australian coast in 1941.

Their alleged "known" location is hundreds of kilometres away from the area generally accepted by long standing researchers to be the actual site.

 

Enquiries about Donovan and the Sydney Discovery Project have brought to light a number of media reports and statements from ANZMI supporters about some of the bizarre activities of Steven James Donovan.

In Brisbane's "Courier Mail" on 24 April 2002, the paper reported that the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) declined to prosecute Donovan for wearing bogus military decorations. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) confiscated the bogus medals and sent a brief of evidence to the DPP, who eventually decided not to prosecute Donovan. The DPP decision drew criticism from the Queensland RSL. The newspaper goes on to state that in May 2001, Donovan was accused of stealing a statue of a Fallen Soldier from an Ipswich memorial, then hacking down plants that he later claimed were "obscuring the view" of another monument, and defacing a sandstone memorial by painting it with coloured paint, effectively ruining the sandstone.

Another report from the "Courier Mail" on 7 February 2005, details how Donovan contributed articles to a locally funded colour brochure entitled "Ipswich's Wartime History in Our Streets".

The brochure had to be withdrawn after printing because of factual errors made in the brochure. Donovan claimed he was not the sole contributor and denied any knowledge of the errors. The chairman of Ipswich Heritage (and town councillor) Paul Tully, said that it was astounding that Mr Donovan, an impostor well known to genuine Ipswich veterans, was ever consulted or allowed to contribute to such an important historical document.

ANZMI has statements from persons who verify that over at least four years, Donovan has made many and varied claims to military service, including being a commissioned officer in the Special Air Service

(SAS) and as a peacekeeper in Cambodia, Somalia, and Western Sahara.

Steven James Donovan's real military career is somewhat less glamorous than his inflated claims. His records show:

Service Number: 183101

Enlisted: 27 January 1985

Discharged: 15 February 1994

Rank and Unit on Discharge: Trooper, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. (Private soldier equivalent)

There is nothing to suggest that Donovan's real military service was anything other than honourable, and once again we see a genuine serviceman who should be proud of contribution to Australia attempting to enhance his service with fanciful claims and false medals.

Steven Donovan has again appeared in the public eye, this time purporting to represent a group called "Sydney Discovery Project" and has made claims that he knows the location of the wreck of HMAS Sydney, sunk in 1941. He has approached the Curator of WA's Maritime Museum with his claims, however the Museum is reluctant to accept these claims without further proof.

The claims that this group knows the location of HMAS Sydney go back some time. Among the public records are mentions of "Sydney Discovery Project" on the ABC's "Stateline" program in South Australia on 11 March 2005. This program was repeated in Queensland on 1 April 2005, essentially unchanged from the SA edition. In the TV interview, Dr Mike McCarthy, of WA Maritime Museum states that the group has not provided the museum with any verifiable information, and whilst not dismissing the claims out of hand, he is waiting on further information from the Group.

Again and more recently, on 17 January 2006 the "Bulletin" weekly news magazine published a letter to the editor written by "S. J. Donovan, Sydney Discovery Project, Brisbane Qld" with more opinions on the fate of HMAS Sydney.

The location of the wreck of HMAS Sydney and the fate of the 645 crew is a matter of national concern, and even more important to the families of the deceased crew members. The Sydney Discovery Project is one of the many organisations, both official and private, that are researching the true facts. When one of these groups has a spokesman who is a known military impostor, it would be very prudent to demand concrete evidence of that group's findings before allocating public funds to them, and raising hopes of families who have never learned the fate of their loved one.

Recent advice from the Office of Australian War Graves confirms that ownership of the wreck of the HMAS Sydney is vested with the Australian Government in line with Australian legislation and the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) even if the shipwreck is found in international waters.

Australian States have a system of control under the Historic Shipwrecks Act, 1976 and are responsible for monitoring access to these sites.

In addition, the Minister for Environment and Heritage has publicly stated his intention to immediately declare HMAS Sydney an historic shipwreck and a protected zone as soon as the actual site is discovered.

A reputable search group is currently analysing data from an extensive aerial search.

If any person or group, including Donovan's, has intentions of exploiting the wreck site or somehow gaining financial advantage from either government funding, salvage rights, or commercial dive use, they will be badly disappointed.

 

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the  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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