Jim Wood

Jim Wood

Jim Wood is a Vice-Patron of MHHV. He is author of The Forgotten Force: The Australian Military Contribution to the Occupation of Japan 1945-1952 (1998), and Chiefs of the Australian Army Higher Command of the Australian Military Forces 1901-1914 (2006). He is well advanced on a third book considering the Higher Command during the Gallipoli Campaign.

The Forgotten Cruiser HMAS Melbourne 1913-1928 (Book review)

Andrew Kilsby and Greg Swinden, Longueville Media, Woollahra, NSW, 2013. On 26 March 1913, HMAS Melbourne, Australia’s first light armoured, ‘Chatham Class’, cruiser, commissioned at Birkenhead on 18 January 1913, lay alongside Port Melbourne’s Town Pier, on completion of her maiden voyage. On 4 October 1913, Melbourne, along with Australia, Sydney, and the other modern […]

Lieutenant George Pinnock Merz, MD, MiD (1891-1915)

George Pinnock Merz was born at Prahran on 10 October 1891. A graduate (1914) in Medicine at the University of Melbourne, he was commissioned (1913) second  lieutenant in the Melbourne University Rifles and was one of three Militia officers of the first four officers (including the future Air Marshal Richard Williams) to be selected for […]

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