Meritorious Medal Award & Citation presented at the RSL CQ Districct AGM on the 23 March 2024.




Citation for Meritorious Medal Award

NAME:                        Noel Marcus MALLYON

DOB:                           10/01/1946

ADDRESS:                PO BOX 66 EMERALD, 4720



  1. Royal Australian Navy
  • Able Seaman Quarter master gunner;1966-71.
  • Served Vietnam 1967 with Vietnam Logistic Support as well as FESR (Far East Strategic Reserve)
  • 1969 again served with FESR;
  •  Sept 1969-Sept 1970 served at remote Naval base at Manus Island.


  • RAS badge (Returned from Active Service)
  • Australian Active Service Medal with clasp Vietnam
  • Vietnam Logistic medal
  •  Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with clasps FESR & PNG
  • Australian Defence Medal
  •  Post RAN awarded Queens Centenary Medal for community service including RSL.

LEAGUE BADGE NUMBER:             QL4732

NOMINATING SUB BRANCH:         Emerald         

DISTRICT:                                         Central QLD District

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS:                 Joined 1980


SUB BRANCH:                      Emerald Sub Branch

President 1994 – CURRENT

Vice President – 1981-1994

Delegate 2015- CURRENT

Board Member 1979-1981

Acting Secretary and Treasurer at various times over the past 40 years



Over the years, Noel with the support of his wife Margaret has visited members and families when in ill health and provided support when required. He has also referred members requiring welfare and/or pensions assistance to the District Pensions & Welfare Officers (VSO’s) and accompanied them when they visit members in Emerald. He and his wife Margaret have sent food parcels to serving members they know in Afghanistan for some years. Over the years as President, Noel has conducted poppy services for deceased members when requested by their families. The Sub Branch has participated with teams in the Central Highlands Relay for Life which raises funds for cancer research and Noel has participated with the teams. Noel has actively encouraged providing support to local war widows with a view to providing on the ground support, with a successful morning tea being provided in 2021. More morning teas are planned. Noel has recently arranged for additional welfare services to a member who had suffered a stroke some years ago and these extra benefits will make a difference.

Through Noel’s persistence, the Sub Branch has had the VSOs to Emerald in the past two years to provide support to members.


Noel’s wife Margaret has been the main fundraiser for the Sub Branch over many years with Noel’s support. Now that he has retired from the workforce, Noel also assists Margaret on the stalls that sell merchandise & poppies. These stalls are conducted before Anzac Day and Remembrance day each year and as well as raising funds, provides a face for the Sub Branch and community engagement.


Noel was selected by the former Emerald Shire Council as a baton bearer for the Emerald area for the 2000 Olympics and was chosen as the last carrier after which celebrations were held in Emerald. He & wife Margaret were very involved for many years with the Little Athletics in Emerald. Noel was an active member of the Emerald Lions Club for some years but retired from the club when work commitments made it hard for him to provide support & attend meetings. In 2006, Noel was invited by the former Emerald Shire Council to be a community member on the Egerton Street Revitalisation project steering committee which included an upgrade to the Cenotaph area. Noel’s input was highly regarded by the Council and the outcomes from the whole project were supported by the community.


  • Commemorative & Patriotic – Noel has conducted the Emerald Anzac Day, Vietnam Veteran’s Day & Remembrance Day services since taking over as President in 1994 and always provides a professional & appropriate approach. Each year he is a guest speaker at one or more of the local schools’ Anzac services. He was heavily involved with the recent re-display of the Sub Branch memorabilia in the new display cabinets at the Emerald Bowls Club. Noel has held the weapons licence on behalf of the Sub Branch for over ten years.
  • Committee Meetings – Noel conducts the committee and other meetings in a professional manner and is conscious that good governance is of paramount importance.
  • Face of the Sub Branch – Noel has been the face of the Emerald Sub Branch for some 24 years and is held in very high regard by the community.
  • He was awarded the Centenary medal for his dedicated service to the RSL and the community.
  • Noel was presented with Life Membership of RSL Australia in 2019.
  • Noel was presented with the RSL Australia Day silver medallion award in 2022 for PFH District.
  • Lost personal property- in 2016 the local Police contacted Noel and advised that jewellery and other important personal items such as an RSL affiliate badge from Victoria were found in Emerald and asked if Noel could assist in finding the owner. The Sub Branch wrote to RSL Victoria with no luck so Noel took on the project and eventually found the owner.The jewellery includedher engagement ring and an OAM badge. The owner was so appreciative, she wrote a big thank you in the CQ News and with her husband (a Rat of Tobruk) visited Emerald recently and met with Noel for lunch to show their appreciation. That is the type of thing Noel does.
  • Noel has been an advocate to ensure former National Servicemen & women apply for their medal entitlements and assists with the application process if requested.

Sub Branch Secretary Comments

“Noel is very deserved of this nomination/award”

District President’s Comments “The Board of the RSL CQ District support thi

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