Congratulations to our National President – Australian War Windows Inc. – Awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List.

For service to veterans and their families.

Jenny was appointed to the role of Australian War Widows (AWW) National President, in 2022 after serving as the AWW National Treasurer in 2021 and as a member of our National Council since 2016.

Jenny also held the role of AWW Queensland State President from 2016 to 2022, having joined AWW Queensland in 2013, after the passing of her husband.

Jenny was an integral part of AWW QLD who advocated to the QLD state government to recognise the sacrifice of their war widows.  War Widows Day is now commemorated in QLD on 19 October each year.

Jenny is dedicated to helping those in her community. She was President, Alzheimer’s Australia ACT from 1995 to 2005; volunteered in the Solomon Islands where she worked towards founding Womens’ Groups, an overseas aid program;  Director of Nursing for Residential Aged Care and pursued a career as a registered nurse.

Jenny is well deserving of this significant honour and we thank her for her dedication and support for Australian War Widows.