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



Neville McBryde Donohue was originally exposed as fraud and wannabe on this website in 2013, after he wore an amazing array of Defence medals that he purported had been presented to him.

Following that exposure he was charged by Victoria Police and put before a Magistrates Court. On that occasion he chose to lie and present false documents. It then took another five years of Court actions to find him guilty of wearing false medal as well as a raft of other charges that he earned whilst tussling with Magistrates and Judges

In 2018 he was finally sentenced to two years and nine months imprisonment. Had he shut his mouth and taken his deserved punishment on his first appearance at court he most likely would have earned a monetary fine and a moderate tirade from the Magistrate.

Donohue is not enjoying his current service with the Queen, and applied to the Court of Appeal to make a late appeal against the sentence he is currently serving. The appeal was heard on 2 Jul 2019.

He has served nine months of the minimum two years nine months he is serving for perjury, perverting the course of justice and making a number of false documents.

Donohue, in his usual cavalier manner, appealed his original sentence on the basis that:

The documents were never received and,
The sentence was to severe.
The Judge erred in his decision.

The Appellant Judges found that the Sentencing Judge, had not only taken all plea material into account, he had also given Donohue an absolute minimum sentence.

In disallowing the appeal, the Appellant Judges stated that no error in sentencing had been made and that, if any appeal took place Donohue would most likely end up having his sentence increased.

Appeal was dismissed, and Donohue has two years more to contemplate his actions.

Perhaps Donohue will now shut up and stop being an idiot who believes he is clever enough to beat our judicial system with falsehoods and forged evidence.

After six years of activity, we hope that Donohue realises that offences that bring discredit to Veterans and ex Service people does not pay, except for board and lodgings.



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.








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:





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.





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:   

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.



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:


Donohue UP 1

Donohue UP 2

Donohue UP 3

Donohue UP 4

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: Showler
Christian Names: Jeffery
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Woodend
Service #: N/A
Service: N/A
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:


Jeffrey Showler is about 50 years of age. He is a dreamer. At least that is what some of his associates have told us. Showler likes to publicise the fact that he is a highly intelligent former Royal Military College Duntroon Graduate, who has specialist skills as an Encryptologist and a Marksman Sniper to boot. He is a man of many hats., including a highly skilled Intelligence Analyst at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. (ASIO)

Showler runs a Face Book page where he has identified his unique talents for the world to see. It is a very impressive curriculum vitae (cv), in particular, to those in the outside world.

Showler Face Book page.
• Security Analyst at ASIO
• Infantry at Australian Defence Force
• Former As Per Above at Australian Army
• Former Cryptologist Specialist - Rifleman - Specialist Marksman Sniper - Infantry at Ex - Australian Defence Force "Army"
• Former Forestry Management at Department Conservation and Environment
• Studied Major: Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security) at Deakin University
• Studied Cryptography at Broadmeadows Kangan Institue of TAFE
• Studied Forestry at Bendigo TAFE
• Went to Kyneton Secondary College

Showler joined a Dating Website, where he identified himself as an Infantry Soldier, and who was awarded a Graduate Degree at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. He claims that his interests include “meeting people, flirting and romance”.

We assume that Showler is out to gain favour with members of the opposite sex and not his own. With credentials and romantic interests of that calibre, what lady could resist the temptation of contacting him for the opportunity of appeal and intrigue.

Showler’s claims are inconsistent with reality. He claims that he was a specialist Marksman Sniper. Infantry Snipers usually hold the rank of Private, Rifleman. They are never Royal Military College Duntroon graduates, who on graduation, would be Commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant.

Showler claims military service in the Australian Army in the following periods –

Australian Defence Force

Infantry • 1989 to present
• Ex - Australian Defence Force "Army"
Cryptologist Specialist - Rifleman - Specialist Marksman Sniper - Infantry • October 1986 to January 2006
Service History (1986-89) - (1993-97) - (2004-06)
• Ex - Australian Defence Force "Army"
Cryptologist Specialist - Rifleman - Specialist Marksman Sniper - Infantry • October 1986 to January 2006

As well, he also discloses his Duntroon graduate and Infantry claims on his Dating Site Friends-4-Life entry.
Also amongst his skills, Showler states the following -;

Professional Skills
Army snipers • Australian Army • Australian Department of Defence • Australian Infantry Regiment

Not having any idea of Military terms or protocol, Showler states “Army snipers” as a Professional skill. That is a ridiculous comment made by someone who has obviously never experienced Army life. He also claims Australian Infantry Regiment. If he was genuine, he would state, “Infantry, Royal Australian Regiment.” , or RAR.

Showler claims Australian Army service until 2006. Another problem for him though, is that the Australian Defence Force has never heard of him.

ANZMI also contacted ASIO regarding Showler. A spokesperson for that organisation stated that he could not confirm or deny that Showler was an Intelligence Analyst working at ASIO.

He did comment however, that a person employed by that organisation, in particular as an Intelligence Analyst, would not publicise those personal details on public social media.

To ANZMI, that makes sense. He could certainly draw the attention from all the nut cases out there who have an axe to grind with our top Intelligence Organisation.

Showler likes to dress up in Army Cams (camouflage uniform) and pose for the camera.

We tried to contact Showler and ask him some details about his alleged remarkable military career and his undercover ASIO activities. He was not too keen to respond to ANZMI’s inquiries. Probably because it is all hush hush, and he can only talk about it to impress gullible ladies seeking flirtation and romance on the Dating Site.

Welcome to the real world, Jeffrey Showler.

Surname: Camper
Christian Names: Kevin Patrick
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Mollymook Beach
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Case Notes:


Kevin Patrick Camper has been walking the walk and talking the talk about his former Royal Australian Navy Reserve (RANR) service for the past thirty years. He currently resides in Mollymook Beach on the south coast of NSW and is a member of the Milton Rural Fire Service.

Over the years, Camper has made claims to colleagues that in the 1970s, he attended HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, for Officer Training RANR. He states that In just six weeks, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the RANR, allotted to the RAN Marine Engineering Branch as a Mechanical Draftsman, progressing to Commander and Captain, before discharging in the 1990s. He has claimed service as a RANR Commissioned Officer on HMAS Advance, a Royal Australian Navy Attack Class patrol boat, assigned for training to the RANR, Sydney Port Division, in February, 1982. He also claims service on Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels during his service as well as sea time on HMAS Perth.





In the above photographs, Camper is wearing a black beret with two hat badges. We are unaware of the significance of the black beret, other than it being a showpiece to attract attention.

Hat badges -;

1. Royal Australian Naval Reserve badge. Not entitled.
2. Naval Association of Australia (NAA) members badge.


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In the above photograph, Camper wears another NAA members badge on his left side lapel. Under his name tag, he wears a Royal Australian Navy "Lieutenants collar badge." He is not entitled to wear this badge.

On his left breast pocket, he wears the below displayed RAN Commissioned Officer’s metal badge. He has no entitlement to wear this accoutrement.


He does not wear the Australian Defence Medal. (ADM) on his left breast, which would signify at least four years in the Australian Defence Force, including the RANR. If he was a genuine RANR Commissioned Officer, he would be wearing this medal.



On the right hand side of his jacket, he correctly wears World War 2 ribbons that were possibly awarded to a relative.

His badges, beret, and relative’s ribbons, would indicate to general members of the Anzac Day viewing public, that he was a genuine former member of the Australian Defence Force. Sadly, he is not.

Members of the local veteran community have concerns regarding the Defence Force claims of Camper.

National Archives of Australia indicated that there is no record of a Kevin Patrick Camper ever serving in the Royal Australian Navy as a full time member, a Naval National Serviceman or the Royal Australian Navy Reserves.

ANZMI ascertained that Camper was a member of Training Ship (TS) Sirius, Australian Sea Cadet Corps in the 1970s. In 1973 it became the Australian Naval Cadets. Camper was the Executive Officer, Lieutenant, of Sirius in the 1980s. His Cadet Officer rank has no standing in the Australian Defence Force or in Veterans Associations recognition, and protocols dictate that he should not be claiming that it does.

TS Sirius was a Cadet Unit at Oatley in Sydney before moving premises to Arncliffe, and then to Rockdale. It caters for young boys and girls in their early teens, who may desire a Naval career when they are older.

ANZMI contacted the current Administrator of the TS Sirius Facebook site, to ascertain a contact number for Kevin Patrick Camper, to invite Camper to respond to the allegations. The Administrator failed to assist and abused ANZMI for trying to contact one of their former members and threatened police action. Those threats do not concern ANZMI as we take care in only revealing the truth. We take his ridiculous response as a closure of ranks and a cover up.

Camper was eligible to join the Naval Association of Australia due to his apparent Sea Cadet service at T.S Sirius..

He has embellished his modest Sea Cadet service and promoted himself to a former Captain in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves.

For that promotion, he has earned the right to appear on this site.

Surname: Ogden
Christian Names: Simon J.
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service #: 141552
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Case Notes:


Simon Ogden served on board HMAS Sydney during the 1990 - 1991 Gulf War action, he was one of the 1581 Australian Navy personnel to serve in that theatre of conflict.

Ogden is wearing a Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB), a Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC) and five medals. The RASB and the MUC are legitimate but he should be wearing only four medals. Here is a close up of his medal rack.

Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB

Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC)

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
Australian Service Medal (ASM)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
Liberation of Kuwait Medal (LKM)
Kuwait Liberation Medal Not entitled

The last medal is not authorised to be worn and must not be mixed with genuine medals.

Here are details of the offending medal.

The non approved medal is often seen being worn by former Australian RAN personnel. It degrades protocol and tradition to wear it attached to genuine issued medals.

For his lapse in judgement we welcome Gulf War Veteran Simon J Ogden to our website.

Surname: Beeson
Christian Names: Philip Thor
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Barmah
Service #: 3814098
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry Corps
Commencement of service: 17 July 2001
Completion of service: 30 April 2006
Case Notes:


Philip Thor Beeson attended an ANZAC Day ceremony at the small town of Barmah on the New South Wales side of the Murray River. Unfortunately for Beeson, in every corner of Australia there are people interested in the integrity, tradition and protocols for Returned Defence Veterans,

Beeson was rigged out as a Returned Veteran complete with medals, a Commando green beret with a Commando (Cdo) badge.

The medals he wore were:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) Not entitled
Afghanistan Medal Not entitled
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal with Clasp (ISAF) Not entitled

Beeson served as a Reservist Soldier (part time) from July 2001 until April 2006. He held the rank of private soldier in 2 Cdo Company, which was part of 1 Cdo Regiment,. This service entitles him to wear the green beret, Cdo badge and perhaps the Australian Defence Medal.

He was never deployed to Afghanistan, or to any other operational areas .

During his service from 2001 to 2006, his Army Reserve Unit did not deploy to Afghanistan. Here is the official history of his Unit's first deployment to Afghanistan in 2008

As well as serving part time for Her Majesty in the Australian Defence Force it is also known that he has served full time at Her Majesty's pleasure in less salubrious surroundings.

Beeson blames the mental stress of his defence service in Afghanistan for his incarceration, which in his case is entirely a false excuse for committing criminal acts.

Beeson has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903 for:

Falsely representing to be a returned soldier.
Improper use of service medals,.

Each of these offences carry a maximum penalty of a fine for $3,300 or six months imprisonment or both.

Beeson should disregard his pretense of being a mentally scarred returned veteran or he could once again be a guest in one of Her Majesties establishments.

Falsely blaming military service for committing criminal acts can lead to further prosecutions for perverting the course of justice.

Beeson is not welcome in the Defence veteran community but is very welcome to this website

Surname: Macura
Christian Names: David Branko Pierre
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Service #: 259?10
Service: Army (Claimed)
Branch: Signals & Aviation
Case Notes:


David Branko Pierre Macura is a liar who advertises his false Army service to assist with selling vintage military vehicles. He is currently spruiking that he has for sale, a 1962 United States of America (USA) Army Jeep that belonged to USA General William Westmoreland, that was shipped back to Australia on a Military Ship.

Macura tells how very disappointed he is that the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) will not accept his claim for illness caused by spraying Agent Orange in Vietnam in 1971 - 1972. Whether he has a genuine illness, we don't know, however we do know that he never sprayed a drop of Agent Orange in Vietnam and did not serve with the Australian Defence Force in Vietnam.

He is not listed in any Defence records as serving in Australia or anywhere overseas. He explains, his missing records by claiming it was secret operations with USA 173rd Airborne Brigade.

As part of his sales pitch he displays memorabilia from his "Vietnam service" on the Jeep bonnet. Here is a photograph of him in uniform as a Vietnam veteran.

His trousers are not Australian issue and his hat badge is of foreign origin. At the bottom of the photograph a note detailing his service is written and certified correct:

Below is another photograph with details shown at the bottom:

Macura also shows evidence of his service by attaching a small webbing pouch to his Jeep. It describes him as a Sig (short of Signalman) with a regimental number of 259410.

Macura may fool civilians, but any Vietnam Veteran will recognize his lies at a glimpse of his photographs, and the ridiculous stories that emanate from his gob.

We assume that Macura was seeking a bit of kudos for his secret Vietnam operations, however, instead, he has achieved derision for being a fool.

When contacted by a researcher Macura detailed his "agent orange spraying" in Vietnam, and when told he was a fraud and a liar he sprayed the researcher with an earful of invective that would embarrass an Infantry Sergeant.

And by the way for those who may be interested here is "General Westmoreland's Jeep" with provenance as phony as Macura

We welcome Macura to our website and trust that for his lies about Vietnam service, this entry will stop him spraying lies that are offensive to returned veterans.

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