Memorial Articles

The Memorial boasts a staff of subject specialists in all aspects of military history and museum practice.

Our Blogs, Articles and our Encyclopedia allow our historians, curators, librarians and exhibition team to share their knowledge and information on Australian military history, the Memorial's vast collection, recent acquisitions, exhibitions and events.

Latest Blogs

  1. Remembering Private Louis Brimblecombe

    03 August 2020

    Louis Brimblecombe was a farmer from Forrest Hill, Queensland, and was just 21 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in July 1917.

  2. The siege of Elands River

    31 July 2020

    The Elands River post was a British outpost on a rocky ridge in the western Transvaal surrounded on three sides by Elands River and two tributary creeks.

  3. Sniper first, photographer second: Ian “Robbie” Robertson

    22 July 2020

    Ian Robertson had an eye for photography – and sniping. He was considered to be one of the best marksmen in his unit, the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) during the Korean War.

  4. The search for 'Curly' Dawes

    21 July 2020

    The Australian War Memorial is asking for help to identify Indigenous soldiers who served on Gallipoli.

  5. Their life in photos: Charlie and Olwyn Green

    19 July 2020

    Charles Hercules Green and Edna Olwyn Warner were two remarkable people who came together in 1939 and their richly shared legacy has become one of the driving forces behind the commemoration and remembrance of the Korean War.

  6. KATCOMs – Mini exhibition

    16 July 2020

    Over 100 Republic of Korea (ROK) soldiers were embedded within each Australian battalion from 1953 as part of the KATCOM (Korean Augmentation to Commonwealth Division) scheme.

  7. 'They are lifetime experiences I don’t think anyone would forget'

    16 July 2020

    Brian Cooper was a 19-year-old sergeant in Korea when he had to call down artillery onto his own position twice during the battle of Samichon River in July 1953.

  8. 'Memories of war ... remain with you for the rest of your life'

    16 July 2020

    When Maurie Pears was wounded during the battle of Maryang San, he was determined to fight on with the rest of his men. The then 21-year-old lieutenant had lost an entire section of his platoon and was wounded by shrapnel, but pressed on, capturing two hills, including Maryang San, in the space of 24 hours.

  9. Australian nurses in the Korean War

    15 July 2020

    A total of 153 Australian nurses served in Commonwealth hospital units during the Korean War. While based mainly in Japan, they also served in Korea.   

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