The Herald Sun has a story on the mother of the late Lance-Corporal Mason Edwards who wants her son to be included in the War Memorial’s Roll of Honour here in Canberra after he died in training for his third deployment to Afghanistan:
The Roll of Honour records the names of those who have died on active service while a member of the Australian Defence Force and within the designated period of a particular campaign.
The Australian War Memorial, run by an independent council chaired by General Peter Cosgrove, is responsible for decisions on name additions.
A spokeswoman for Veterans Affairs Minister Warren Snowdon said the Australian War Memorial council tried to make decisions consistent with criteria set when the Roll of Honour was established for deaths during World War I.
“Lance-Cpl Edwards’ contribution to the service of our country will never be forgotten,” she said.
His name is listed on a memorial at Sydney’s Holsworthy Barracks.