Surname: Boxshall
Christian Names: Geoffrey Ronald
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Maffra
Case Notes:

Geoffrey Ronald Boxshall is a wannabe and a liar from Maffra Victoria.  He fits into the category of wannabes who claim to be Vietnam Veterans to “con” sympathy and benefits from the ones they are supposed to love. Other examples of this behaviour is shown in the Stoove, Montague Elliott, Montgomery and Bennetts exposures.



Boxshall claims to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran, when in fact he has never served as a member of the Australian Defence Force as declared on a Statutory Declaration by a close associate who has known him for his whole life. We also hold a signed statements detailing the antics that Boxshall has exhibited in his pursuit of claiming to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran. Boxshall does not appear on the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Vietnam Nominal Roll.  

The most damning evidence against Boxshall is included in a signed statement from a reliable source”.  He has said about his “Vietnam Service” that “The things he has seen no one should have to live with”. For instance:

He had seen men, women and children tied up to hand grenades and blown up.

He was made a Sergeant during his time in “boot camp”

He was in Special Forces and parachuted behind enemy lines.

He had to crawl through swamps and sleep in pipe works, had to eat frogs  and anything they could catch to survive as their food chain was cut off.  Said he couldn’t cook the frogs as they might be caught and that the frogs tasted like chicken.

Has cried to his family, friends and neighbours that the things he had to do and had seen no one should have to live with.

He saw some of his men stand on land mines and were blown up.

One of his men raced forward and caught a bullet meant for him and then died in his arms.

Had seen villagers killed as the Army Platoons entered the villages.

Saw young girls raped and in fact one of his men did this, and they, (his men) took a vote, took him into the scrub, shot him, took his tags and said he was killed by enemy fire.

Says he no longer marches on commemorative occasions because he no longer believes in what he fought for.

Refused to take out a war veterans housing loan because he wanted nothing more to do with them. (the Army)

Claimed he buried his dog tags in a stream near Aberfeldy in Victoria

Walked out during the war movie "Saving Private Ryan" stating that the gunfire brought back memories and that the gunfire sounded exactly as he remembered it.

Any Veteran reading these silly statements will immediately know that they could not have originated from a genuine veteran

Below is an extract from a Statutory Declaration, detailing Boxshall’s modus operandi



We also hold a Resume made out by Boxshall in 2004 which includes  “Full time in the Army for 18 months between 1969 and 1971”

Boxshall has for many years pretended to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran and has blamed his bad behaviour on his “war experience”. He has often played the sympathy card and deceived those very close to him.

Boxshall has committed an offence against the Defence Act 1903 Part Vll Section 80A, shown below:


Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman

             (1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)     the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and

(b)    the representation is false. Penalty:  30 penalty units or imprisonment  for 6 months, or both.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section:

(a)     returned soldier means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Military Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Military Forces of any Ally of Great Britain;

(b)    returned sailor means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Naval Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Naval Forces of any Ally of Great Britain; and

(c)     returned airman means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Air Force, air service or flying corps raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire or as a member of the air forces of any Ally of Great Britain.


In recent times there have been examples of wannabes being arraigned before the Magistrates court and penalties handed out.  We live in hope that the State Police have the inclination to pursue Boxshall on behalf of all genuine returned veterans.

Boxshall has well earned his position on our web site where he will remain for the rest of his days.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Located in: Stolen Valour
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