We are thrilled to congratulate one of our members, Graham Lockwood OAM for being the recipient of a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General division at the Queen’s Birthday awards. Graham has received this recognition for his service to community through a range of roles.
From his early years Graham served in the Australian military. Across 28 years, from 1950 through to 1978 saw nine Artillery Regiments, Infantry Battalions and Formations in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. He served as part of the 1st and 2nd Battalion, Pacific Island Regiments in 1966 and in the 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiments in South Vietnam from 1968-1969. Graham was the Commanding Officer of the Monash University Regiment from 1971-1973 and awarded the Reserve Force Decoration for his many years of service.
Interspersed with his military involvement, Graham has held many roles as an accomplished businessman. Graduating from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Commerce and working with such companies as Godfrey Phillips Australia Pty Ltd and AMCOR (formerly APM), in various accounting and senior managerial positions.
An avid sportsman, talented across many fields including Football (Premierships Caulfield Grammarians 1953, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney 1954-1955), Cricket (Caulfield Sub District, Caulfield Grammarians, Hays C.C. NSW, Navel and Military Club), Squash (pennant with The Naval and Military Club 1970-1989), and Tennis (Caulfield Park and Caulfield Grammarians pennant). To this day, Graham is still an active golfer and tennis player.
Graham originally became involved with the organisation as a Light Blue Grouper when he attended Lord Somers Camp in 1950. Due to his military commitments, he was unable to return to as a volunteer during his youth. Now reconnected with the organisation in later years, Graham is a regular face amongst various positive ageing outings and programs.
Congratulations Graham and thank you for all your contributions to the Australian community as well as the community of LSC&PH.