In yesterday’s listing I am delighted to say that Arran Pearce Hassell, great great grandson of William Baker Tyzack was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the Queen’s Birthday Honours “For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer of the Defence Force School of Intelligence and Deputy Head of Corps, Australian Intelligence Corps.” The full citation indicated: “Lieutenant Colonel Hassell has displayed outstanding leadership and professional commitment as the Commanding Officer of the Defence Force School of Intelligence. His efforts have resulted in a positive cultural shift within the School and significant modernisation in the training of the Australian Defence Force Intelligence workforce. His efforts have directly contributed to the remediation of hollowness in the Australian Intelligence Corps.”
I know my grandmother, Louisa Caroline Tyzack wife of Harold Gordon Tyzack (grandson of William Baker Tyzack) received the Order of the British Empire (Civil)/British Empire Medal (Civil) on 1 January 1975. This medal, usually referred to as the BEM, was the Queen’s way of rewarding service to the British Empire in the United Kingdom and abroad. Specifically it recognised my grandmother’s voluntary community work over decades.
I wonder how many Tyzack family members have been recognised with a Queen’s birthday honour. Please let me know if you are one.