WelCom April 2023
Cecily McNeill (left), a parishioner of Wellington South and niece of Fr James Hugh McNeill, accepts his medals from Archdiocesan Archivist Peter Holm (right). Fr. McNeill was Military Chaplain 1956–1968, receiving campaign medals for Malaya and Borneo followed by an MBE in 1968. On his death in 1994 the medals were to be sent to his relatives but ended up in the Archives. To honour this intention Cardinal John Dew approved the return of the medals to Cecily as a representative of the family.