SES HALL OF FAME MEDALS OAMThe Order of Australia The Order of Australia, instituted by Her Majesty The Queen on 14 February 1975, was established as “an Australian society of honour for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service”. The Order comprises a General Division and a Military Division. Australian citizens, including members of the Defence Force are eligible to receive awards in the General Division. Awards of the Medal of the Order are made for service worthy of particular recognition. In the State Emergency Service (WA) a number of persons have been awarded the Medal of the Order (OAM). Name Norman Stanley Herold YEAR 1994 CITATION For service to the community particularly through the State Emergency Service road accident rescue service. Name Gregory Bruce Withnell YEAR 1996 CITATION For service to the community particularly through the State Emergency Service road accident rescue service. Name Neil Davidson YEAR 1997 CITATION For service to Fire and Emergency Services in the Mandurah area, and the development of training programmes in high schools. Name Michael Howard Wadley YEAR 1999 CITATION For Service to the community, particularly through the Rockingham-Kwinana Unit of the State Emergency Service. Name John Charles Capes YEAR 2000 CITATION For service to the community through the State Emergency Service and as an advocate for volunteer representation in emergency service management. Name Paul Arthur Shakes YEAR 2000 CITATION For service to the Western Australian State Emergency Service, particularly in the areas of training, occupational health and welfare.