Dr Andrew Kilsby is an independent historian who has published several military history books, produced exhibitions and convened military history conferences. A graduate of RMC Duntroon he holds degrees in history from UNSW and UNE. His doctorate from ADFA@UNSW examined the relationship between the Rifle Club Movement and Australian Defence 1860-1941.
On Friday 18 October 1889, tucked away on page seven of the Melbourne Argus, an announcement – the appointment of 35-year-old Captain F.S.L. Penno as assistant adjutant-general in the Victorian Military Forces.
A remarkable logbook came to light in mid-2018, after 100 years in private hands.
Logistics Exercises like this, small in scale and time by Easter camp standards though it was, still required considerable logistics – rations had to be arranged and issued to the soldiers to carry in their haversacks or ration carts pre-positioned in the exercise area, medical arrangements had to be made in case of exercise casualties, […]
Introduction 1888 was a particularly busy year in the life of the nascent Militia forces in Victoria. Formed in 1885 to replace in large part Volunteer forces which had been in existence since the mid- 1850s, Militia involvement in the social, civil and military life of this wealthy colony was already comprehensive and well reported.
Edward Keenan, born in Workington, Cumberland in 1884 and an iron ore miner by trade, was one of a family of nine sons and four daughters, seven sons of which at one point in 1899 were all serving in the British Army.
The Diamond Jubilee and the Kolopore Cup.