Henry “Harry” Mee – RSL executive,
liar, fraud and wannabe.
Greenbank, Returned Services League (RSL) in
Greenbank, Brisbane, Queensland is another
apathetic RSL that has allowed a liar, fraud,
wannabe and DVA cheat to occupy a senior
position. We speak of a Vice President who is
also a Welfare Officer of the Greenbank RSL,
Henry (Harry) Mee.
Mee has been exposed as a liar, fraud and
wannabe by ANZMI and a criminal, falsely
claiming a pension by the Department of Veterans
affairs. His wannabe activities are documented
in previous ANZMI entries, below is an excerpt
from evidence of the Australian, Administrative
Appeals Tribunal (AAT) of the 18 November 2005:
"Mr and Mrs Mee applied for Service pension on
13 October 1981, in Victoria, on the basis of Mr
Mee’s permanent unemployability. His Service
pension application showed that they had no
money and were paying Housing Commission rent.
After various medical checks and consultation
with the Department of Social Security,
Veterans’ Affairs eventually granted a service
pension on 29 April 1983, with effect from 2 May
From May 1983 to date, they have continually
received Service pension on the basis of Mr
Mee’s permanent unemployability and completed
numerous statements to the effect that neither
of them have ever worked.
Veterans’ Affairs recently became aware that Mr
Mee was working as a security guard for Chubb
Security. Enquiries were made to Chubb and it
was found that Mr Mee was working as a security
guard since, at least, December 1993. Mee was
working under the name of Harry James Mee and
working 30 to 40 hours per week. It was also
learned that Mrs Mee was working as a cleaner at
Garden City Shopping centre.
On 13 August 1998 a search warrant was executed
at the Mees rented home at 23 Dayana Street
Marsden Q 4132. Evidence found on the premises
clearly indicates that Mee has worked as a
Security Guard since 1983 at least; and Pearl
Mee has been employed since at least 1989.
Amongst the evidence gained by the Search
Warrant were statements to Veterans Affairs
under the name of Henry Mee to the effect that
he had not worked for seventeen years; and
statements to the State government compensation
board and various employers, under the name of
Harry James Mee, that he had worked for the past
16 years in the Security Industry.
I have studied the Department of Veterans’
Affairs files and the information obtained under
Search Warrant and I find that:
1. Mr Mee is not and never has been Permanently
Incapacitated under the Act,
2. Mr and Mrs Mee made a false statement on
their original application for Service pension
to the effect that Mr Mee was not working and
was not capable of working, when in fact, he was
employed at the time of that application and has
been in employment since then, and
3. Both Mr and Mrs Mee are not entitled to
payment of Service pension.
Our original exposure is dated 2004, here is a
photograph of Mee taken on ANZAC Day 2009 notice
that he is still wearing medals he is not
entitled to wear, these are the United Nations
Medals issued for service in the Congo and
Cyprus. He has also replaced the Infantry
Combat Badge (ICB) with an Army Combat Badge (ACB). In
addition he wears lots of trinkets and badges to
promote himself as something he never was.
Despite the medals he wears, Mee was never
in the British or Irish Army. In evidence to
the AAT, his history prior to migrating to
Australia does not include military service.
Here is another excerpt from the AAT of the
18th November 2005:
• Henry Mee was born at Athlone, Republic of
Ireland, on 26 November 1939.
• After leaving school he obtained a job
with Dunlop in England, as an inspector of
• He migrated to Australia in 1964.
Our support base consists of the majority of
Australian and New Zealand Veterans.
Because of that base we have eyes and ears
everywhere. The RSL is an organisation that
is supposed to provide leadership and
support to Veterans. The RSL like all
organisations is reliant on the energy and
moral standards of its members. It has hard
working dedicated Veterans working for the
betterment of fellow Veterans, conversely it
has many Rats like “Harry” Mee scurrying
around holding senior positions and
undermining the good work of honest veterans
who appear to be slipping into a minority.
The rats get into power in the RSL because
it is in their nature to seek kudos and be
noticed as community heroes. We have
uncovered many Ex Service Leaders who are
dishonest Rats who falsely pretend to be
much more than they really are. It is our
intention to produce a list of all those we
have exposed that are/were RSL and other ex
Service Organisation Rats.
Here is an example of the disgusting lies
that Mee has put forward in his attempts to
get a pension from DVA:
24.Mr. Mee gave an inflated history to his
examining medical practitioners. In February
2000, in connection with his PTSD claim, he
told Dr Matthews that while in Vietnam he
had seen disembowelled women, girls raped,
people blown to bits, friends killed, and a
badly charred child who had been thrown into
a fire by the Viet Cong and that he had dug
up dead bodies (folio 97) – but in his oral
evidence he resiled from those accounts. He
also claimed to have come into contact with
Agent Orange which he claimed was used to
spray flies and mosquitoes. I regard this
claim to be absurd.
Mee has been comprehensively exposed as a
liar, fraud and wannabe by ANZMI, The
Australian Appeals Tribunal and the
Department of Veterans Affairs and yet, here
he is occupying a seat of power in an RSL.
The Greenbank RSL brings Shame to
the veteran community.