Their Excellencies General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Mrs Linda Hurley

Our Co-Patrons

“Linda and I are delighted to be continuing as Joint Patrons of Soldier On.

“Through their advocacy and support for our veterans and serving men and women, Soldier On has made a significant difference to individuals, their families and loved ones and the community-at-large.

“While the need for their services will not dissipate, thankfully nor will Soldier On’s commitment, selfless service or compassion. They will continue to make a profound impact and we look forward to continuing working with them as their Joint Patrons.” – His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d).

His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd) was sworn in as the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 July 2019.

David Hurley joined the Australian Army in January 1972, graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. In a long and distinguished 42-year military career, his service culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Defence Force.

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School and went on to become a teacher, commencing in 1976. She married David Hurley in 1977.

In the course of their married life, Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career on a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia.

Mrs Hurley has an interest in the Arts, especially music. She is passionate about singing, and showing how singing, especially in a group, can have a positive impact on individuals and the community.