This month we’re supporting Legacy Australia in memory of Major General Warren Glenny AO RFD ED (Rtd), whose funeral we live streamed from All Saint’s Church in North Parramatta.
The Castle Hill Resident was a club director for 26 years and President for 17 years. He had dedicated 70 years of his life serving his community through various roles including Commissioner of St John Ambulance and Commander of the 1/15th NSW Lancers.
The retired Major General was also Patron of numerous service clubs and charities.Major General Warren Glenny
He joined the Royal New South Wales Lancers in 1950 as a regimental cadet and did national service in 1953 before completing his time in the Lancers as Lt Colonel and Commanding officer in 1975.
He held several posts at Reserve HQ and in 1990 was promoted to Major General and was sent to Melbourne to command 3rd Division and then to Sydney to Command 2nd Division and serve full time in the Reserves.
He was an honorary ambulance officer early in his life which was followed by a 7-year stint as a volunteer firefighter. He was heavily involved in the Parramatta Foundation Week Procession (1964 to 1976) and in later life was chair of the Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council among other appointments.
He worked in the wool industry for nine years and for a time worked in the steel industry. He was a retail executive which included time as General Manager with K-Mart in 1986 and GM for Coles Myer-Linfox joint venture. He accepted early retirement and later became CEO of AUSTCARE (Australia’s Overseas Refugee Aid Organisation (1996 to 2002) which included clearing landmines in Cambodia.
Warren was the recipient of numerous awards for service. He was appointed an Order of Australia, a Commander of the Order of St John, was a recipient of the Chief of Army’s Commendation, and the Reserve Forces Decoration to name a few.
Legacy is an Australian non-profit organisation established in 1923 by ex-servicemen. Legacy provides support to the families of Australian Defence Force men and women who have lost their life or health in conflicts such as World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan.
CeremonyCast is proud to support a range of Australian charities helping people through different life issues.
We see at first-hand the inspiring work they do in the community by helping people to navigate grief and bereavement, offering practical care after someone dies, reaching out to those in personal crisis, guiding those on their final journey, or advocating on important issues. We are glad to give back by regularly donating to these deserving causes.
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