Clive Mitchell-Taylor

A. Clive Mitchell-Taylor
OAM JP(Qual)
Assoc Dip Computing,
Assoc Dip Materiel Mngt


This website is mostly a means of collecting and displaying family-related information.  I do not claim entitlement to any of these Coats of Arms, it's just a concise and decorative way of indicating that much of this site is based upon these (extended) families.   Unfortunately I cannot find an equivalent for the Wine or Smedley Families.

Margaret Wine

Margaret A. Wine CMC JP(Qual)
M Ed (Spec Ed) B Ed
Dip Teach (Primary)
Marriage & Funeral Celebrant

Military Biographies

The military service histories are a tribute to our WW1 and WW2 soldiers, and includes our relatives and those of some of our friends and neighbours. We hope that publishing these indicative histories will help our younger generations understand some of the hardships and sacrifices they endured in order to preserve our heritage.

While it may appear that in the early 20th century this heritage was essentially British, I assure readers that this is not the case. Many of our soldiers, sailors, air men and women were then, and are today of aboriginal, island, maori ineseinese extraction. Then and now, they came from all the countries of eg make a better future in an old land. It's a broad and encompassing heritage, and it has served us well.

My intent is to sort events into chronological order, expand abbreviations, explain the meaning of events or missing information and present it all in a way that enables family members to read, understand, download and print the records which are relevant to them.

Some events are not flattering when taken in today's context. We must acknowledge that they occurred at a time when any of these young men could be killed or maimed the next day, and judge them not. Autres temps, autres moeurs.

Clive Mitchell-Taylor

Clive is a retired Australian Army officer and has now also retired from his civilian employment as the Director of IT Audit for a large government department.

He has held a range of positions within the ex-Service community, including National, ACT and NSW President of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia (VVAA), President of the Veterans Indemnity and Training Association (VITA), Chair of the National RSL's Kindred Organisations Committee (KOC) and Vice President of the ACT RSL.

He was awarded the Centenial Medal on 1 Jan 2001 for service to veterans, and the Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day, 2010 for service to veterans and the community.

After having been a JP in NSW from 1996 to 2012, Clive was appointed as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for Queensland in October 2014 and from 2016 has been a volunteer with the JPs In the Community scheme at Australia Fair on the Gold Coast.

Margaret Wine

Margaret has retired from her position as a Special Education teacher at a regional NSW school after having spent many years accredited to teach in both NSW and the ACT. She has extensive experience at both Primary and Secondary level, teaching students with intellectual or physical disabilities as well as those who are emotionally, psychologically or behaviourally challenged.

Since retiring from full-time teaching in 2011, Margaret undertook sessional lecturing and tutoring with the Australian Catholic University (Signadou) in Canberra, and after moving to the Gold Coast has continued to mentor and assess student teachers in their practicums at local schools for ACU and Griffiths University.

Margaret also held a range of community and ex-Service organisation positions in Canberra and Gundaroo. Having gone through the qualification and appointment processes, Margaret has been appointed a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for Queensland and is now a volunteer with JPs in the Community at Australia Fair, the busiest signing centre in Queensland.

Hat Badge, Royal New South Wales Regiment
Hat Badge, Royal Australian Infantry Corps Hat Badge, Rising Sun, 5th Pattern Hat Badge, Royal Australian Regiment Hat Badge, Royal Australian Army Pay Corps

Royal New South Wales
Regiment [RNSWR]
1964 -1965

Royal Australian Infantry
Corps [RA Inf]
1964 - 1990

The Australian Army

7 Aug 1964 - 7 Aug 2008

Royal Australian
Regiment [RAR]
1966 - 1990

Royal Australian Army
Pay Corps [RAPC]
1990 - 1996