said to a “friend” that
Section Commander ordered him to dispatch an adolescent
VC - he emptied his M16 rifle into her.”
even accepted as a member of the 5RAR Association who
were obviously more interested in collecting money than
checking the bona fides of their “members”. Andrews
didn’t even provide a regimental number with his
don’t know a lot about Andrews, but we do know that he
is devoid of any proof of Army service;
not listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA),
Vietnam Nominal Roll.
does not have a Service File at Central Army Records
3. He is not listed for benefits with DVA.
4. He could not quote an ex regimental number for
membership with 5RAR
5. RAR has no record of him ever serving
with the Battalion.
reliably advised that his wife clearly and honestly
believes he is a Vietnam Veteran and has attended many
commemorative occasions with him. Wannabes give no
thought to the hurt and mistrust they inflict on their
families and friends. To live such a lie is an inhuman
shown in the photograph he wears Vietnam Medals the
photo shown above was taken at the Cenotaph in Sydney.
Andrews has committed an offence against the Defence Act
1903 by wearing medals to which he has no entitlement.
Penalties for this offence are a fine of up to $3,300
fine or six months jail or both.
enforcement authorities care nothing for the hurt caused
to the Veteran Community by people like Andrews and it
is a disgrace that ANZMI must do the work of law
Andrews will grace our web site for the rest of his life
for the world to see that he is a disgraceful fraud and
10 Apr 2010
are advised by the 5th Battalion Royal Australian
Regiment (5RAR) Association that Williams James
Andrews did not renew his membership to the
Association after 2008.
a result of an audit after 2008, Andrews was removed
from the Membership list of the 5RAR Association.
Should any ex Service Association, doubt the bona
fides of any of its members, or those applying for
membership, we are very happy to assist in sorting
the matter out, simply contact us through our web
site. Experience has shown that many wannabes have
infiltrated the ranks of ex Service Organisations
and Unit Associations.
This is published in the
public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam
Veteran Community. All information presented here is
fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are
supported by statements of fact and statutory