Untold Stories

The stories and acts of bravery and courage that are often recounted in military history do not happen in isolation. It is the sacrifices of the many that allow the stories of the few to be told.

These are a selection of untold stories we have uncovered throughout the life of Point and Shoot to date.

We also honour the countless more still waiting to be shared.

Jack Roughley

My name is Chris Roughley and Jack Roughley is my Dad. Although I am approaching 70 he is still my hero.  Dad was born in Manchester England on 2nd September 1930 the middl…

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MWD Richa

Richa was born in April 2002 in Europe before being selected for the USAF United States Air Force Specialised Search Dog program. Due to being too aggressive on odour, Richa was asse…

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Rex Targett

Rex served in Vietnam 1969 with 1 Field Sqn as an engineer clearing mines. He remembers the first night arriving in the country listening to artillery firing and thinking that the ba…

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Matthew Millhouse

To the majority it’s just another war story. A story that is starting to fade into the vastness that is the other 102,000 stories on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial…

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Mark Direen

Mark Direen was born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania. From a young age Mark showed an interest in the military and in 1993, at age 18, enlisted into the Australian Regular Army. …

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