In his presentation to an audience of 34, Robert Hadler, brought to life the tragic events surrounding to the murder, on 12 March 1942, of a lowly stoker Jack Riley by two other stokers, Ron Gordon and Ted Elias aboard HMAS Australia, the flagship of the Royal Australian Navy.
Starting in 1942, around 1000 Australian sailors were trained in amphibious warfare.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of VJ Day which is the day, 15 August 1945, when the Japanese formally surrendered to the Allies.
In Honour of War Heroes: Colin St Clair Oakes and the Design of Kranji War Memorial.
This little known story grabbed David Dufty’s attention from the moment he discovered Mrs Mac aka Florence Violet McKenzie (nee Wallace) during his research for an earlier book The Secret Code Breakers of Central Bureau.
After the 8th May Battle of the Coral Sea, the Japanese high command having abandoned the attempt to seize Port Moresby by sea put its effort into a land push south across the Owen Stanley Range, landing a large force at Gona on the north east Papua coast on 21st July.
Where Soldiers Lie is not a guidebook to Commonwealth War Graves where our soldiers are buried and commemorated.
After enlisting in 1940, Bruce Murray, an unhappily married 24-year-old, was posted to the 25th Battalion, 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force.