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

Surname: Hollibone
Christian Names: Glenn Stanley Leonard
Country: ustralia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Yarraville
Service #: 3144206
Service: Army Reserves
Branch: Cadets (1998 - 2011)
Commencement of service: 21/03/1079
Completion of service: 06/06/2011
Case Notes:


Here we have an example of a "dud" who is the Secretary of a "dud" Melbourne Sub Branch of the Returned and Services League (RSL).


This "Highly decorated" bloke has been able to get away with his disgraceful behaviour under the full glare of the Yarraville and other Melbourne RSL Sub Branches for years. Hollibone joined the Yarraville RSL in 1982. Are there no genuine Veterans at the Yarraville RSL who could have, at any time pointed out that Hollibone is a "dud"?

Is the Yarraville RSL just a "pub" with no heart, where nobody gives a damn about honour, integrity, tradition and protocols. Unfortunately there are many RSLs like Yarraville, and a lot of people like Hollibone in RSL Sub Branches.

Here he is again in the front rank of a marching parade, strutting his stuff and leading genuine veterans, as if he had just returned from a battlefield with honours bestowed upon him. 

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Don't get us wrong, as we at ANZMI are all members of the RSL and cherish what it stands for, however in recent years there have been financial scandals in NSW, Queensland and South Australia. ANZMI have uncovered many fakes and wannabes in all regions and echelons of the organisation. We believe that this is because of the lack of experience required to qualify for membership.

Even the National President of the RSL is not a returned veteran. In recent times the RSL officially declared that all those who have ever served in the Defence force are to be named as "Veterans. " So here we have Glenn Hollibone strutting his stuff as a bemedalled veteran, when in fact, he is little more than a civilian taking advantage of the malaise in the RSL.

Here are the six medals Hollibone is wearing. Perhaps he is entitled to one of them, and that one was earned the very easy way, with part time service in the Australian Army Reserve from which he was ejected on 1 August 1998 because he "Failed to render efficient service". During this service he attained the rank of Trooper which is the Armoured Corps equivalent of a Private soldier.


The medals he wears are -;


NATIONAL MEDAL - Authenticity unknown. He is not listed on the official "Its and Honour" list.

YEAR OF VOLUNTEER MEDAL - Fake self purchased tin medal

EMERGENCY SERVICE MEDAL - Fake self purchased tin medal

CMF RESERVE MEDAL - Fake self purchased tin medal

AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MEDAL Most likely his only genuine medal, which he somehow finagled from the system considering that he was discharged from his only relevant service because he "failed to render efficient service"

Hollibone also lists service as an Officer of Cadets with the rank of Captain. That does not make him an Commissioned Officer of the Australian Defence Force. At the Yarraville RSL functions he has worn the Captain rank on an Officer of Cadets uniform and taken the salute from real veterans (Returned from Active Service veterans) - What a sham!!!!!

Hollibone and his ilk are becoming the face of the RSL. They are also becoming the face of ANZMI. It is feared that the crooks will prevail however, we will continue to pursue these fools and to do so we need the full support of genuine ex service communities.

We welcome any information from concerned current or former military personnel, as well as members of the public, who see military imposters gaining undeserved recognition by their unacceptable behaviour.

Welcome Glenn Stanley Leonard Hollibone.


Surname: HOLMES
Christian Names: Christopher William Ashley
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Hartfield
Service #: R63859
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Commencement of service: November 1964
Completion of service: February 1985
Case Notes:


Christopher William Ashley Homes is a retired Warrant Officer (WO), from the RAN where he served for twenty one years. Sailors can become WOs, after years of diligent service and achievement, as such they are held in high regard. Unfortunately Christopher Holmes has cast questions on his service and integrity by wearing a "mish mash" of medals:



Here is a close up of his medals rack:



Above his medals, he wears a Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB). The RASB must not be worn when medals are worn.

Here is a description of his seven medals:

Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal (VLSM) Worn in wrong place
Defence Force Service Medal (DFSM) Worn in wrong place
National Medal (NM) Worn in wrong place
Australian Logistic Support Force Medal (ALSM). None approved self purchased tin medal
Australian Service Medal (ASM). Wrongly positioned
Australian Active Service Medal (ASM). Worn in wrong place.
Australian Defence Medal (ADM).

An apt description of the medal rack is that it could be equated to a 'Dogs morning repast".

Except for one, all of the medals are wrongly placed and do not signify his service. Here is the order in which they must be worn.



This medal below which is included in his medal rack, must not be worn on the left breast, as it is a self purchased Tin medal, that was created by RAN ex service organizations, and was never approved by the Governor General.


Australian Logistic Support Force Medal - "Tin"

In due course the Governor General approved the issue of a genuine medal, the VLSM, to all who served in Vietnam and did not qualify to the Vietnam Medal or the Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal.

Holmes wears the AASM, VLSM and the tin ALSM for his Vietnam service. He is only entitled to wear the first two medals for his few days visit in Vung Tau Harbour aboard HMAS Swan in October and December, 1971. Reports of Proceedings from Swan's visits are detailed below


Visit October 71


Visit December 1971

After two days aboard an Australian warship in the Vung Tau Harbour, a reasonable person would believe that receiving two medals, and the title of Vietnam Veteran, would be sufficient, however HOLMES added a "Tin" medal to his rack, for reasons known only to himself.

HOLMES needs to straighten out his rack, and then remove the "Tin", his two by one day visits, to Vung Tau Harbour, and his two Vietnam medals, should be enough for his ego.

Surname: Holt
Christian Names: Michael Shayne
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Loch Sport
Service: Army
Branch: Signals
Case Notes:

Michael Shayne Holt, date of birth 23 Jun, 1965 of Loch Sport Victoria has come unstuck telling lies about his army service.

Loch Sport Returned and Servicemen’s League (RSL) in Victoria has been embarrassed yet again in the exposure of another thief of veteran's honour.  In September 2010 a New Zealand wannabe Paul Gregory MITCHELL of Loch Sport made his debut on this website for telling porkies about covert ops fighting the enemy in North Vietnam - and now we have Michael Shayne HOLT - a genuine veteran of the Timor conflict who has seen fit to magnify his honourable service with a dishonourable fanciful history.

 A basic check with RSL HQ records shows HOLT records his service as follows:

Regimental No: 1104193 - Served with: Royal Australian Signals Corps -

Date of Birth: 23 June 1965 - Medals Awarded: AASM/ASM Bougainville-Rwanda-Timor.

PNG - Cambodia

The following is excerpts from a witnessed statement which records a history of HOLT's

gilding of the lily at the Loch Sport RSL:

Around April 2011 HOLT first attended the Loch Sport RSL letting it be known he had served with Special Forces and also with 8/9 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.  HOLT went on to advise that he had completed many secret deployments that he could get no recognition for (too much of a secret nature) because legally he "wasn't there"!! 

HOLT emphasised that he may be entitled for some awards in the future - to his mind that would validate all his covert secret missions.....which again he stressed he "could not talk about".... a normal line of patter for most who appear on this website.

 Our informant continues: 

HOLT loves to butt into peoples conversations when the topic is active service by introducing himself stating "I was in the Army  - when asked what he did/whom he served with replies "I really cannot tell you – but what I can impart is that I worked in a small group and they would drop me out in the middle of the ocean and I had to navigate my way back to shore - I cannot tell you where I've been or what I've done because all my missions were Top Secret.

After HOLT has downed several drinks his tongue loosens and he will lower his voice to impart he has served in Rwanda - Somalia (Mogadishu) - Cambodia and was even dropped into Dublin to sort out some IRA.

 HOLT you understand is a trained killer.  Name dropping by HOLT of those sadly killed in the Black Hawk disaster cannot be recorded in this exposure - the grief suffered by loved ones and friends of those who lost their lives is insurmountable and doesn't not warrant re-opening - suffice to say HOLT also name drops a KIA from AFGHANISTAN intimating he trained him to Special Forces standards.....seems he had this KIA's father ring him to discuss "what had happened".

This would have to be the most contemptible actions of any resident on this website.

To further his reputation HOLT has mouthed off at the RSL of deeds of derring-do whereby he has been in numerous contacts and shot people, he claims a mate of his was shot in the hip by a 7.62 and had to hide in a tree for three days.  Whilst posted to Norforce HOLT claims to "shot it out" with drug growers/dealers on a couple of occasions.

 HOLT has stated that he is aware of three personnel from Loch Sport RSL who have attempted to "Have my service checked out - they will not be successful because to find out about my service you need clearance from the rank of General or above".  Asked how he knows this the reply is: "I still have friends in Army Intelligence"

Well Mr HOLT - without the assistance of anybody from the rank of General or above AMZMI has sourced your military history and can advise you are full of fertilizer.  Some of your "mates" from the Signals Corps have advised you have a very ordinary if mediocre service history.

They have confirmed that you completed recruit training, attended the School of Signals for initial employment training, were then posted to 1 Signal Regiment, 1 Joint Services Unit, then on to NORFORCE where you eventually transferred to the Army Reserves and were discharged for nonattendance - highest rank achieved was the rank of Junior Non Commissioned Officer - Corporal - your Army employment history indicates you were a qualified Operator Information Systems and Radio Operator.

You do not appear on the Nominal Roll of those who served in RWANDA, and the same applies for Cambodia - it goes without saying that your imaginary time in Dublin does not crack a mention either!!  Claimed service with the 8/9 RAR is also a fairy tale.

According to our sources you are entitled to wear the following medals:

 INTERFETM (Timor Medal)

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) with clasp East Timor

Australian Service Medal (ASM) non-warlike service with clasp Bougainville

Returned from Active Service Badge

Michael Shayne HOLT - you are a veteran in your own right, why you have seen the need to magnify your service with absolute lies is disgraceful.

You have absolutely NO Special Forces background.  You did not serve in Rwanda or Cambodia.  Your fanciful tales of being in Dublin give cause to suggest SAS service.  Your imaginary tales do nothing but denigrate the service those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice both on active service and in peace-time - not to mention the unbridled grief the next of kin of these men experience in an ongoing struggle.   When next you look at yourself in the mirror, ask yourself one question....WHY?

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: Horn
Christian Names: Darrell Bruce
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Service #: R66340
Service: Navy
Branch: Underwater Weapons
Commencement of service: 08 Apr 67
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:



We honour those who made the supreme sacrifice in war, as we do for those who have lost their lives in peacetime. The collision at sea between the HMAS Melbourne and the USS Frank E. Evans is a tragedy engraved into the defence history of both Australia and the United States.

What is known as theMelbourne–Evans  collisionwas a collision between light aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourneof theRoyal Australian Navy (RAN) and destroyerUSS Frank E. Evans of the United States Navy  (USN). On 3 June 1969, the two ships were participating in SEATOexercise Sea Spirit in theSouth China Sea. At approximately 3:00 am, when ordered to a new escort station, Evanssailed under Melbourne's bow, where she was cut in two. Seventy-four of  Evans'crew were killed.

On 03 June 2014, a sombre service was held onboard HMAS Melbourne (III), commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Melbourne-Evans collision. The service was attended by a number of invited former members of the Melbourne’s crew at the time of the incident.

Darrell Bruce Horn was one of the attendees.

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Dress of the day for the service was uniform with medals for ADF members and suits with medals for ex-service members in attendance. On that day, Horn was the only one present wearing only medal ribbons. “Why was this”, you may ask – perhaps Horn did not want anyone questioning the authenticity of the decorations he had on his left breast that day.

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In the above image Horn is wearing two rows of medal ribbons, signifying his being awarded the total of seven medals for his service. The first three, and the only official medals actually issued to Horn for his Navy service are:

1. Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) 1945-75

2. Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal (VLSM)

3. Australian Service Medal 1945-75 (ASM).

The remaining four ribbons, on the bottom row, represent commemorative medals issued by various Ex-Service associations. These trinkets are generally known as ‘tin’ medals, they have no credibility and should never be worn with official medals.

Horn appears very grandiose, with extra medals adorning his chest, apparently representing a great deal of service. However, Horn has already been recognised for this service by the issuing of official medals.

Wearing unofficial commemoratives with issued medals destroys the integrity of Australia's honours and awards system, and demeans the genuine service of the wearer.

These pieces of ‘tin’ are shown in full below so that the public may recognise this deception and call to account anyone wearing those abominations.

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HMAS Sydney Commemorative

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Australian Logistic Support Forces Commemorative

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Regular Force Service Commemorative

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Far East Strategic Reserve Commemorative

Darrell Bruce Horn: Your attempt to give an impression, of your being some sort of super hero on this solemn anniversary, displayed a total disrespect for your fellow ex-servicemen. That disrespect, is now displayed on ANZMI, for all to see.

Surname: Hoskin
Christian Names: John William
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

John William Hoskin

The article in question (edition 13 November 2007) concerned a local identity "veteran" ex Colonel John HOSKIN who was quoted as "serving in the army reserve for 40 years and spent six weeks fighting in Vietnam as an officer (Colonel) leading 130 men, bullets missing him by centimetres.....

The Vietnam Veterans who made contact with ANZMI were outraged at the statements made by HOSKIN and two in particular were adamant that HOSKIN was blowing smoke about his time in South Vietnam.  A cursory check of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Vietnam Veterans Nominal Roll shows HOSKIN went to Vietnam on a 11 day CMF (reservist) Officers Visit from10 December 1967 to 20 December 1967 - a total of 11 days in-country!!

It is common knowledge among Vietnam veterans that CMF Officer visits were a basic nuisance and their presence was a hindrance to normal unit operations, to a man, no ANZMI members can recall a visitor of this category being exposed to any enemy action - the truth be known most visitors were kept in the rear and allotted basic tasks (if any) and all concerned were glad to see them return to Australia.

 HOSKIN was contacted by ANZMI by mail on 1 December 2007 giving him until 21 December to disprove allegations of making up war stories or prove them correct - at the same time he was advised to reply to ANZMI with his intentions and given the opportunity to provide an apology to all Vietnam Veterans - he did neither.  Our investigations show he made communications with the newspaper and attempted retractions over two matters - he wanted the time in-country amended to read two weeks, and his rank to read Major - from information the newspaper provided he made no requests to alter the "combat action" details of his story.  There was no apology/retraction made by the Journal as time and printing space disallowed such action.

During the "waiting period" more evidence came to hand in the form of HOSKIN at one stage supposedly being a commentator on ABC television for ANZAC Day marches, his constant refusal to become a member of any Returned and Services League because of bad history of treatment of Vietnam veterans, and his voluntary role in addressing local schools on his operational service in Vietnam.  In 2004 a local school gave its students a task of interviewing HOSKIN and reporting on his service in the school magazine - the reader can view two of these interviews below.........

Schools and parents should be cautious of 'veterans' offering to speak to children about wartime experiences.  Please check the veterans' bona fides carefully because there are numerous wannabes listed in our Cases pages who have sought situations that give them the opportunity to regale children with lies and inappropriate tales of killing people, purely for their own self aggrandisement

There can be no doubt that HOSKIN has walked the path of Walter MITTY here, he is a veteran in his own right, albeit a "short timer" - but has seen the need to gild the lily for self aggrandisement.

 ANZMI holds more information on this pretender and will present such information should the need arise.

 John HOSKIN is a disgrace to the Officer Corps, and can accompany others of this ilk on our website.

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: Hunter
Christian Names: John "Jock"
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Bald Hills
Service #: Unknown UK
Service: RAF?
Branch: UnKnown
Commencement of service: UnKnown
Completion of service: UnKnown
Case Notes:




"Jock" Hunter is originally from the United Kingdom (UK) and is now a resident of Australia and member of the Sandgate Returned and Services League (RSL), Queensland Australia. Before ANZAC Day 2014, he visited the UK. On ANZAC 2014 Day at Sandgate it was noticed that he had sprouted lots of colourful medals on his Jacket.

We assume that Hunter, who served in the Royal Air Force decided to buy a heap of junk medals whilst in the UK, so that he could appear to be a person with considerable Military experience.

The medals he is wearing are:

1. General Service Medal (GSM)
2. Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal
3. Cold War Victory Medal - Unofficial Medal
4. British Forces Germany Medal - Unofficial Medal
5. Could be the Cadet Forces First Aid Medal - Unofficial Medal

Because of privacy legislation in the UK we are unable to establish whether Hunter has earned the GSM or is eligible to wear the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal. We do however know that the other three medals he is wearing, are self purchased junk that must not be worn with genuine medals on the left side, either in the UK or in Australia.

We asked Hunter to explain the reason he was wearing the unofficial Medals and also requested that he confirm his entitlement to wear the GSM and Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal however he deigned to ignore us.

It was obviously Hunter's intention to be seen as a be-meddled UK war veteran at the Sandgate RSL. We have the pleasure of expanding Hunter's audience to include the whole world, and hope he enjoys the experience.

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