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.
This is a valuable collection of chapters written by established and emerging authors seeking to present a range of material on complex issues arising from the Great War.
John Wesley (Jack) Mitchell (1891-1969), army officer and public servant, was born on 16 March 1891 at Tarranyurk, near Dimboola,
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 […]
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 […]
Warren Perry was of an era wherein he shared his Long March of Everyman with the outstanding figures of Australia’s military heritage. Born on 28 January 1909 at Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, he was a boy during the Great War; a teenager during the Great Depression; Union Bank clerk, Militia Gunner officer and an evening student at […]