Meleah Hampton Historian

Meleah Hampton

Dr Meleah Hampton is an historian in the Military History Section, where she has worked since March 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and completed her PhD with a thesis on the 1916 battles for Pozières and Mouquet Farm. Her primary interest is in the operational conduct of the First World War on the Western Front. She is a member of the editorial staff of the Memorial’s magazine, Wartime, and continues to research and write biographies for the Last Post Ceremony project. Meleah Hampton is the author of a forthcoming book on 1st Anzac Corps at Pozières and Mouquet Farm in 1916.

Selected publications:

Attack on the Somme: 1st Anzac Corps and the Battle of Pozières Ridge, 1916, Helion Publishing, due 2016

Book chapter

“The cost of inexperience: Americans on the Western Front, 1918”, in Ashley Ekins (ed.), 1918: a year of victory: the end of the Great War and the shaping of history, Exisle Publishers, Auckland, 2010, pp. 99–108.

Wartime articles

“Campaign Season”, Wartime 67, Winter 2014.

“An unfortunate case: Trooper Harkus”, Wartime 65, Summer 2013–14.

“A face to a name: Lance Corporal Jack McCann, 43rd Battalion”, Wartime 64, Spring 2013.

“A very different war”, Wartime 44, Spring 2008.

“Diggers for a day”, Wartime 43, Winter 2008.

Conference and seminar papers

“A Tale of Two Tanks”, Australian War Memorial Public Talk, September 2015.

“The Key to Victory: Australia’s Military Contribution on the Western Front” – The First World War: Local, Global & Imperial Perspectives, Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle, 2015.

“Strategy, tactics and weaponry during the First World War”, Friends of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 2014.

“Stalemate on the Western Front: how the allies won”, Australian War Memorial volunteer guides, Canberra, 2014.

“Stories from the wall: the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial”, Narratives of war symposium, University of South Australia, 2013.

“Anatomy of a battle: Pozières 1916”, Western Front Association, Canberra, 2013.

“What the infantry did: individuals and initiative at Pozières & Mouquet Farm 1916”, Australian War Memorial staff seminar: 27 June 2013, Canberra, 2013.

“A fussing bantam: the less than helpful impact of Lieutenant General Sir Hubert Gough in 1916”, Postgraduate conference, University of Adelaide, 2011.

“Pozières: anatomy of a battle”, Modern European history master class, University of Adelaide, 2011.

“Diggers & doughboys: the Australian and American infantry on the Western Front, 1918”, ANZASA international conference, Adelaide, 2010.

“The cost of inexperience: Americans on the Western Front, 1918”, 1918: year of victory international conference, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 2008