Military History Section Staff Biographies
Michael Kelly works as a historian in the Military History Section. He joined the Memorial in September 2004, having previously served as a rifleman with 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. For several years, Michael was a curator in the Memorial’s Military Heraldry and Technology Section and worked on the redevelopment of the Second World War galleries in 2009 and, more recently, the new First World War galleries, due to open in late 2014. Michael is a First World War historian, with research interests in the Korean War and Australian operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently studying for his undergraduate degree at the Australian National University, majoring in history.
'The Last Post - Corporal John Jackson', Wartime, no. 64, October 2013.
'A Deadly Duel', Wartime, no. 63, July 2013.
'Raid on the Twin Trenches', Wartime, no. 60, October 2012.
'The Apple Orchard', Wartime, no. 56, October 2011.
'The Raid on Celtic Wood', Wartime, no. 52, October 2010.
'Sergeant J. A. C. Knight', Wartime, no. 50, April 2010.
Conference papers and seminars
"Samichon River 'The Hook', 24-27 July 1953: The Battle that ended the Korean War - Military History Section Lunchtime Seminar - BAE Systems Theatre, Australian War Memorial, 10 October 2013.
"The Korean War: Australia's Involvement 1950-1953", Chief of Army - 'I'm an Australian Soldier' Scholarship 2013, Badcoe Theatre, Royal Military College Duntroon, 18 April 2013.