The author, Graham Lovegrove M.B.E.
         150 years of Lovegroves in Australia        


Lt. Colonel Graham Lovegrove M.B.E
Australian Army - Retired

Graham Lovegrove was born in Brisbane Queensland in 1932.

After working in business for several years he then joined the Regular Army in 1952. He went on to graduate from the Officer Cadet School, Portsea in June 1953 as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.

Graham served in Regimental and Staff appointments in all the Eastern States of Australia. This was followed by further training in Britain. He subsequently received exchange appointments with the British Army in England and Europe followed by a similar stint with the US Army at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

Graham Lovegrove served in Vietnam during 1969-70 and was made a Member of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire in recognition of this service. He concluded 28 years of full-time service in 1980 in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Graham is congratulated by Governor General
Sir Paul Hasluck at the M.B.E. award ceremony

Graham and his wife Patricia live in Valla NSW, several kilometres north of Nambucca Heads. They own and operate a macadamia nut plantation on "Vallagrove", an attractive rural property of some 11 hectares.

Graham and Patricia Lovegrove's home on "Vallagrove", a
macadamia nut plantation in Valla near Nambucca Heads


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