Dear members and friends of Military History and Heritage Victoria, the campaign to establish a proper memorial for lieutenant Colonel Charles Umphelby has raised the needed funds and the work has begun.
James Wood was born on 31 January 1937 at Neutral Bay, Sydney. He was educated at Sutherland Intermediate High School and matriculated as an evening student at St George Technical College.
The one day conference held on 12 November 2016 brought together a fascinating series of presenters and as with all MHHV conferences revealed some information gems.
In early 1942 the Japanese set their sights on capturing Papua and New Guinea.
On 14 April 2016 Dr Mark Johnston was MHHV’s monthly Military History Speaker.
On 9 March 2016 Dr Robin Droogleever, the President of the Anglo Boer War study Group of Australasia, spoke at the monthly MHHV speaker program presentation.
This is the third and final volume of works edited by Peter Dean concerned with the Australian contribution to the war in the South-West Pacific.
MHHV member organisation the Camberwell RSL has announced that it will make a $5,000 contribution to the National Boer War Memorial Fund.