Books — Military History – Australia

A Guide to Australian War Graves: Western Europe 1939-45

A Guide to Australian War Graves: Western Europe 1939–45
1999 2nd edition Robert Cleworth, covers the Army, Navy and Air Force giving surname, unit, date of death, grave location in the UK, Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland
A4, soft cover, 315pp, appendix, glossary, bibliography, maps, photos
ISBN 1864085010, AUD$40.00 (plus p+h)

Available from
R Cleworth, 7 Wandella Avenue, Roseville NSW 2069, Australia

A Rising Son of Empire
1993 Lt Col Charles S Hale, edited by Lt Col Neil C Smith, AM
A5, soft cover
ISBN 0646129953, AUD$28.50 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Mostly Unsung
LPO Gardenvale, Box 7020, Brighton Vic 3186, Australia

A Rising Son of Empire


Canterbury's Boys: World War 1 and Sydney's Suburban Fringe

Canterburys Boys: World War I and Sydneys Suburban Fringe
2002 edited by Lesley Muir, published by Canterbury and District Historical Society, contains biographies of over 1,900 men and 5 women from the district who served in WWI (with photos of many of them) including Canterburys Roll of Honour giving date and place of death and where buried
A4, soft cover, 470pp, b/w photographs, maps
ISBN 095739124
, AUD$37.50 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
B Madden, 19 Marcella Street, Kingsgrove NSW 2208, Australia

Carving up the Melon: Australians In The Boxer Rebellion, China 1900-1901

Carving up the Melon: Australians In The Boxer Rebellion, China 1900–1901
2000 Lt Col Neil C Smith, AM
A5, soft cover, index, alphabetical roll
ISBN 1876179252, AUD$22.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Mostly Unsung
LPO Gardenvale, Box 7020, Brighton Vic 3186, Australia


Chinese Anzacs: Australians of Chinese Descent in the Defence Forces 1885-1919

Chinese Anzacs: Australians of Chinese Descent in the Defence Forces 1885–1919
2012 Alastair Kennedy MBE, the result of 5 years of meticulous research is the identification of almost 200 individuals and the ability to record details of both their military service and civilian lives for posterity
A4, spiral bound, 150pp, bibliography, index, photographs
ISBN 9780646590875, AUD$40.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Alastair Kennedy


Clarence Valley World War I Volunteers
2005 Tony Morley, a most informative record of those who served in WWI from the Clarence Valley area which encompasses quite a large part of NSW (as shown on the map) giving details of where units were sent, list of Gallipoli casualties, deaths and awards, chronological battle information, alphabetical list of volunteers with brief description of each
A4, hard cover, 480pp, index, maps, photographs
ISBN 0646429450, AUD$50.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
T Morley, 151 Powell Street, Grafton NSW 2460, Australia

Clarence Valley World War I Volunteers


Dear Mother . . .
Dear Mother: a nominal roll of the men and women from Blayney and surrounding districts who served Queen and Country in the South African (Boer) War 1899–1902
2002 Rhonda Jones & Jeannie Lister, contains letters and stories of 123 men and women, supplemented by additional research into their lives
A4, paperback, 104pp, index, 74 photographs and illustrations
ISBN 095815130X,
AUD$25.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Blayney Shire Local & Family History Group Inc
c/- Blayney Library, 48 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799, Australia

Don't worry about me: Wartime letters of the 8th Division AIF
2004
Robyn Arvier, contains 90 letters written between 1941 and 1945 by 60 different servicemen and women of Australias 8th Division AIF

150x 220mm, paperback, 225pp, b/w photos, bibliography, index
ISBN 0646440268, AUD$25.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
R Arvier
, 24 Freeland Crescent, Riverside Tas 7250, Australia
Don't worry about me: Wartime letters of the 8th Division AIF

Hernia Bay: Sydneys Wartime Hospitals at Riverwood
2001 Brian Madden, published by Canterbury and District Historical Society, details the construction of a huge hospital complex at Herne Bay/Riverwood during WWII (US Army and Royal Navy hospitals and Australian Army units), conversion into the largest post-war emergency housing centre in NSW and subsequent re-development
B5, soft cover, 208pp, 165 illustrations
ISBN 0957939108,
AUD$26.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
B Madden, 19 Marcella Street, Kingsgrove NSW 2208, Australia
Hernia Bay: Sydney's Wartime Hospitals at Riverwood

Lonesome Pine: The Bloody Ridge
2013, Simon Cameron, written after eight years of painstaking research, this book chronicles the four day WWI battle that remains largely unknown and lost within the Anzac story, enabling a greater understanding of the sacrifice of so many in such a short time
soft cover, 177pp, b/w photos, illustrations, maps, index
ISBN 9781922132307, RRP AUD$29.99

Published by
Big Sky Publishing
Available from book stores, Australia
Lonesome Pine: The Bloody Ridge

Lost - But Not Forgotten A Bitter Sweet Victory
Lost – But Not Forgotten: A Bitter Sweet Victory
2002 Keith Shegog, is a memorial based on the lives and families of the 645 crew lost in action on HMAS Sydney II on 19 November 1941

A5, paperback, 250pp, 200+ photographs
ISBN 0957777728, AUD$29.95 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Mr K Shegog, 16 Brock Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015, Australia

Maitlands Great War: WWI extracts from the Maitland Weekly Mercury and the Maitland Mercury
2002 Ann Campbell, contains reports on all aspects of the war and copies of featured letters written home by Maitlanders
A4, soft cover, 270pp, b/w photographs/illustrations, index
ISBN 0958633142, AUD$42.50 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Maitland & District Genealogical Society Inc
PO Box 247, Maitland NSW 2320, Australia

Maitland's Great War: WWI extracts from the Maitland Weekly Mercury & the Maitland Mercury

Royal Australian Air Force Honours and Awards for World War Two

Royal Australian Air Force Honours and Awards for World War Two
1996 Lt Col Neil C Smith, AM
A4, soft cover, alphabetical roll
ISBN 1876179007, AUD$40.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Mostly Unsung
LPO Gardenvale, Box 7020, Brighton Vic 3186, Australia


Scone's Fallen ANZACs
Scones Fallen ANZACs
2005 Harry Willey, contains a table listing details of Scones 104 fallen ANZACs plus comprehensively researched stories of the short lives of these men from the Scone district who died during or as a result of service during the Great War of 1914 to 1918
A4, soft cover, 209pp, bibliography, b/w photos, index
ISBN 0975826409, AUD$29.95 (plus p+h)

Available from
H Willey, 153 Liverpool Street, Scone NSW 2337, Australia

Soldiers & Memorials of Seaham WWI
2004 Moira Saunderson, the history and location of all WWI memorials in this small rural town with profiles of all local enlisted soldiers with area, war maps and histories of the battalions in which they served
A4, soft cover, 116pp, abbreviations, battalion colours, bibliography, b/w photos, maps, index
ISBN 0958681945
, AUD$36.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Raymond Terrace & District Historical Society Inc
PO Box 255, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324, Australia
Soldiers & Memorials of Seaham WWI

Supreme Sacrifices of the Great War
Supreme Sacrifices of the Great War
2002, stories about and obituaries of service personnel from the Bundaberg area who died during WWI
A4, soft cover, 104pp, index, photos
ISBN 1876208651, AUD$16.50 (plus p+h)


Available from
Bundaberg Genealogical Association
PO Box 103, Bundaberg Qld 4670, Australia

The Featherbed Soldiers: The New South Wales Lancers in the Boer War 1899–1902
2001 Lt Col Neil C Smith, AM and Cameron V Simpson
A5, soft cover, 135pp, index, alphabetical roll, maps, photographs,
ISBN 1876179366, AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Mostly Unsung
LPO Gardenvale, Box 7020, Brighton Vic 3186, Australia

The Featherbed Soldiers: The New South Wales Lancers in the Boer War 1899-1902


Those Who Served, Burials Goondiwindi Cemetery
Those Who Served, Burials Goondiwindi Cemetery
Lists details and grave locations of those who served during the Boer War, WWI, WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War with additional information compiled from service records held by National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial
soft cover, A4, 112pp, ISBN 0958141037, AUD$23.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Goondiwindi & District Family History Society
PO Box 1160, Goondiwindi Qld 4390, Australia

Tid-Apa: The History of the 4th Anti Tank Regiment 1940-1945

Tid–Apa: The History of the 4th Anti Tank Regiment 1940–1945
1992 Lt Col Neil C Smith, AM
A5, soft cover, index, alphabetical roll
ISBN 0646110772, AUD$40.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Mostly Unsung
LPO Gardenvale, Box 7020, Brighton Vic 3186, Australia

What’s In a Name: Aliases of the Australian Military Forces 1914–1919
1995 Lt Col Neil C Smith, AM contains over 3,000 names alphabetically listed and cross-referenced between real and assumed names; the work encourages researchers to think laterally; scores of situations where aliases were employed are examined in the uniqueness of a military environment
A4, soft cover, 104pp, index, alphabetical roll
ISBN 0646251244, AUD$28.50 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Mostly Unsung
LPO Gardenvale, Box 7020, Brighton Vic 3186, Australia
What's In a Name: Aliases of the Australian Military Forces 1914-1919


With Only the Sky
With Only the Sky as a Blanket: The War Diary of Ernest Danforth
2013, Carol Thomas, tells the story of a young Yorkshire miner who joined one of Lord Kitcheners Pals Battalions, served in Egypt and the Somme and his struggles to survive World War I
B5, paperback, 96pp, diary, photos, maps
ISBN 9780992350208, AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Ms C Thomas
10 Pitt Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110, Australia

World War 1 Hawkesbury Heroes Volume 1
World War I Hawkesbury Heroes Volume 1
2001 Rod & Wendy Gow and Val Birch, highlights the enlistments, rejections, send-offs, welcome home functions and community support given to the servicemen and women of the Hawkesbury district, with Windsor and Richmond Gazette newspaper extracts, reports and letters from the front
A4, soft cover, 154pp, indexed
ISBN 0957784724, AUD$33.00 (incl p+h)

Available from
R & W Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430, Australia

World War I Hawkesbury Heroes Volume 2
2002 Rod & Wendy Gow and Val Birch, highlights the enlistments, rejections, send-offs, welcome home functions and community support given to the servicemen and women of the Hawkesbury district, with Windsor and Richmond Gazette newspaper extracts, reports and letters from the front
A4, soft cover, 156pp
ISBN 0958099707, AUD$33.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
R & W Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430, Australia

World War I Hawkesbury Heroes Volume 2


Letters from South Africa: The Macleay Valley and the South African (Boer) War 1899–1902
2013 Philip Lee, history of a small group of people associated with the Macleay River who enlisted; many were first generation Australians with one or both parents born Britain or Ireland
A4, soft cover, 168pp, biographies, index, letters, maps, photographs
ISBN 9780959868975, AUD$40.00 (incl p+h in NSW), AUD$45.00 (incl p+h to rest of Australia)

Available from
Macleay River Historical Society Inc
PO Box 390, Kempsey NSW 2440, Australia

Letters from South Africa: The Macleay Valley and the South African (Boer) War 1889-1902


World War I Macleay Valley Volunteers
2005 Rod & Wendy Gow, a collection of extracts from the Macleay Chronicle newspaper featuring letters from the front, relating soldiers first hand experiences, send offs, victories and tragedies, welcome home ceremonies, memorial services for those who paid the supreme sacrifice
A4, soft cover, 192pp, index
ISBN 0958099774, AUD$35.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
R & W Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430, Australia
World War I Macleay Valley Volunteers

World War 1 - North Coast Anzacs Volume 1
World War I – North Coast Anzacs Vol 1
compiled by Rod & Wendy Gow and Val Birch, is a collection of extracts from the Northern Champion (Taree) and the Wingham Chronicle newspapers which include letters from the front giving accounts of soldiers’ first hand experiences, send offs, victories and tragedies, welcomes home and memorial services for those who paid the supreme sacrifice
A4, soft cover, indexed
AUD$31.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
R & W Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430, Australia

World War I – North Coast Anzacs Vol 2
2000 Rod & Wendy Gow and Val Birch, continues with reports extracted from the Manning Valley newspaper archives 1918 to 1921 in a collection of captivating stories from life in those traumatic years of World
War I which, more than any other time in history, helped shape the fabric of Australia
A4, embossed card cover, 168pp, index
ISBN 0957784716, AUD$34.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
R & W Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430, Australia
World War 1 - North Coast Anzacs Volume 2


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