Dr Aaron Pegram Senior Historian

Aaron Pegram

Dr Aaron Pegram is a senior historian in the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial. He is both the Lambert Western Front Fellow and the Memorial’s First World War centenary historian, and has an interest in operational military history, the First World War, prisoners of war, and Australia’s involvement in recent conflicts. As well as working on dozens of permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Memorial, Aaron is the editor, co-author and author of Both sides of the wire: the memoir of an Australian officer captured on the Western Front (2011), Beyond surrender: Australian prisoners of war in the twentieth century (with Joan Beaumont and Lachlan Grant, 2015), For valour: Australians awarded the Victoria Cross  (with Craig Blanch, 2018) and Surviving the Great War: Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front, 1916-18 (forthcoming). He is the recipient of the Australian Army’s C.E.W. Bean Prize in Military History (2018), has a BA (Hons) from Charles Sturt University, and a PhD from the Australian National University.

Key publications

Surviving the Great War: Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front, 1916-18, Cambridge University press, 2019.

(with Craig Blanch) For valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross, NewSouth Publishing, 2018.

(ed. with Joan Beaumont and Lachlan Grant), Beyond surrender: Australian prisoners of war in the twentieth century, Melbourne University Press, 2015.

(ed.) William Cull, Both sides of the wire: the memoir of an Australian officer captured during the Great War, Allen and Unwin, 2011.

http://awm.academia.edu/AaronPegram