Nursing Service Cross

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Nursing Service Cross
Nursing Service Cross (Australia) medal.png

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Medal and ribbon
Awarded by Australia
Type Medal
Eligibility Members of the Australian Defence Force
Awarded for Outstanding performance of nursing duties in both operational and non-operational situations[1]
Status Discontinued[2]
Post-nominals NSC
Statistics
Established 18 October 1989[3]
First awarded 8 June 1992
Last awarded 2007 Australia Day Honours
Total awarded 29[2]
Distinct
recipients
28
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)
Next (lower) Medal for Gallantry (MG)
Related Royal Red Cross (RRC)

The Nursing Service Cross (Post-nominal letters NSC) was a decoration (medal) of the Australian Honours System. The NSC was awarded for outstanding performance of nursing duties in both operational and non-operational situations.

The NSC replaced the Royal Red Cross in the Imperial honours system for recognising nursing personnel.

Description[edit]

  • The NSC is a four-stepped sterling silver cross ensigned with the Crown of St Edward. The obverse bears a transparent red enamel cross insert overlaid on a flecked pattern radiating from the centre of the medal.
  • The medal has a sterling silver suspender bar.
  • The ribbon is 32 millimetres wide, with a central red vertical band flanked by two wide white vertical bands and a further two thin vertical gold bands.

List of recipients[edit]

There have been 28 recipients and 1 Bar since the NSC's establishment in 1989 until it was discontinued in 2007.

Name Date awarded Citation Notes
Banks, AmandaAmanda Banks 26 January 2006 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties as the critical care Nursing Officer on Operation CATALYST within the USAF Theatre Hospital, 332nd Expeditionary Health Group, Balad, Iraq. [4]
Blundell, Anne FrancesAnne Frances Blundell 26 January 1994 In recognition of service to nursing duties with the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia. [5]
Brown, Gregory RichardGregory Richard Brown 12 June 2006 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties as the Second-in-Command of the Army Parachute Surgical Team and Officer Commanding Holding Company of the ANZAC Field Hospital deployed in support of Operation SUMATRA ASSIST. [6]
Cox, Geoffrey IanGeoffrey Ian Cox 11 June 2007 For an act of exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Defence Co-operation Program - East Timor. [7]
Crimston, Stephen MichaelStephen Michael Crimston 17 October 2003 For outstanding devotion to duty and tireless work in the delivery of lifesaving care to the injured, and solaceto their friends and relatives as a member of theOperation BALI ASSIST Aeromedical Evacuation Team, October 2002. [8]
Davidson, Daniel TroyDaniel Troy Davidson 26 January 2007 For acts of exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of Special Operations Task Unit. [9]
Felmingham, KimKim Felmingham 25 March 2000 For outstanding devotion and competency in providing medical treatment to vehicle accident casualties on 14 January 2000 while on Operation STABILISE in East Timor. [10]
Harrison, Ann TeresaAnn Teresa Harrison 08 June 1992 [11]
Hayden, Timothy JohnTimothy John Hayden 26 January 1995 [12]
Hernan, Anna-LisaAnna-Lisa Hernan 12 June 2006 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties with the Royal Australian Air Force aeromedical evacuation team during Operation SUMATRA. [13]
Hine, Margaret JoyMargaret Joy Hine 26 January 2003 For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer of Number 6 Royal Australian Air Force Hospital, Royal Australian Air Force Williams, and as the Commanding Officer of the United Nations Military Hospital, Dili, East Timor. [14]
Howell, Elizabeth AnneElizabeth Anne Howell 26 January 1998 [15]
Leach, Adrian LeslieAdrian Leslie Leach 26 January 1997 [16]
Longshaw, Sarah AnnSarah Ann Longshaw 29 October 2004 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties as the Medical Assistant on Operation CATALYST with the Australian Army Training Team in Northern Iraq. [17]
Mackenzie, Alastair GeorgeAlastair George Mackenzie 11 June 2007 For an act of exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Defence Co-operation Program - East Timor. [18]
Macleod, Lewis RitchieLewis Ritchie Macleod 25 November 1996 For an act of exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Defence Co-operation Program - East Timor. [19]
Mateer, Jane AnneJane Anne Mateer 11 June 2007 For outstanding devotion and competency in nursing duties on Operation CATALYST at the United States Air Force Theatre Hospital, Balad, Iraq. [20]
McDonnell, Helena MaryHelena Mary McDonnell 14 June 1993 [21]
McKenna, Wayne BradleyWayne Bradley McKenna 25 March 2000 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of medical duties with the 1st Combat Service Support Team in East Timor. [22]
Perrin, Neil MichaelNeil Michael Perrin 10 June 1996 [23]
Purse, Warren MarkWarren Mark Purse 13 June 1994 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties while serving as a medical assistant with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia. [24]
Quirke, McQuiltyMcQuilty Quirke 26 January 2007 For exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as the Regimental Aid Post Corporal Medic, B Squadron, the 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment. [25]
Rafter, Catherine AnneCatherine Anne Rafter 26 January 1996 [26]
Robinson, Geoffrey DeanGeoffrey Dean Robinson 10 June 1996 [27]
Todd, Lorna MariaLorna Maria Todd 26 January 1996 [28]
Tonkin, Lloyd CharlesLloyd Charles Tonkin 14 June 1999 [29]
Walter, Jonathan AharonJonathan Aharon Walter 14 June 2004 For outstanding devotion and competency in the performance of nursing duties in warlike operations as the Medical Assistant/Nurse for Delta Company, AUSBATT VIII, whilst deployed on Operation CITADEL. [30]
Walter, Jonathan AharonJonathan Aharon Walter 26 January 2007 For exceptional dedication in the performance of nursing duties as a member of Special Operations Task Unit 637.1 during Operation Slipper, Afghanistan 2005. [31]
Wilson, MarcusMarcus Wilson 14 June 1999 [32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nursing Service Cross". It's an Honour - A-Z of Awards. Itsanhonour.gov.au. 23 September 20083. Retrieved 29 April 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Medal Yearbook 2014. Honiton, Devon: Token. 2014. p. 393. ISBN 978-1-908-828-10-1. 
  3. ^ "Letters Patent and Regulations". No. S 108. 7 May 1990. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Banks
  5. ^ Blundell
  6. ^ Brown
  7. ^ Cox
  8. ^ Crimston
  9. ^ Davidson
  10. ^ Felmingham
  11. ^ Harrison
  12. ^ Hayden
  13. ^ Hernan
  14. ^ Hine
  15. ^ Howell
  16. ^ Leach
  17. ^ Longshaw
  18. ^ Mackenzie
  19. ^ Macleod
  20. ^ Mateer
  21. ^ McDonnell
  22. ^ McKenna
  23. ^ Perrin
  24. ^ Purse
  25. ^ Quirke
  26. ^ Rafter
  27. ^ Robinson
  28. ^ Todd
  29. ^ Tonkin
  30. ^ Walter
  31. ^ Walter
  32. ^ Wilson