Military History

Military History

A reflection on the future of Australian Artillery – 1871 to 2021 and beyond

Happy 150th Birthday to all the gunners out there, past and present. Here is a little snippet of your history and where the corps is heading in the future.

By Nick Floyd

Military History

The Highest Honour #28 | John Leak | Alby Lowerson

In this edition we look a John Leak, a teamster who went on to be a VC recipient with incredible acts of bravery at Pozières. Alby Lowerson, a gold miner, captured twelve machine-guns and thirty...

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Military History

The Highest Honour #27 | Bede Kenny | Leonard Keysor

Both of these VC recipients were wounded multiple times which eventually led to being invalided back to Australia, but not before they undertook acts of the bravest kind, like throwing back bombs as...

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Military History

The Highest Honour #26 | Richard Kelliher | Edward Kenna

Both these gentlemen earnt their VC through exceptional bravery in the jungles of New Guinea.

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Military History

The Highest Honour #25 | William Joynt | Daniel Keighran

Not only should we be thankful for LTCOL Joynt's heroic efforts in Plateau Wood, he was also involved in the campaign to build Melbourne's magnificent Shrine of Remembrance. Daniel Keighran is a name...

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The Highest Honour #24 | Clarence Jeffries | Joergen Jensen

Clarence Jeffries organised and led a bombing party which eliminated obstacles and captured thirty-five prisoners and four machine-guns while Joergen Jensen eliminated a machine-gun crew and captured...

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Military History

The Highest Honour #23 | Roy Inwood | Albert Jacka | William Jackson

In this edition the incredible story of how Albert Jacka became the first Australian to be awarded the VC in WW1 and a Military Cross and Bar. Also, William Jackson - the first to be awarded the VC...

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Military History

The Highest Honour #22 | Neville Howse | George Ingram

Neville House not only was awarded a VC but fought for change when it came to medical evacuations, while George Ingram captured nine machine-gun posts and killed forty two Germans.

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The Highest Honour #21 | John Hamilton | George Howell

One would think that being awarded a VC in World War 1, that these gents had sufficiently served their country. Not in their eyes! Both of these gentlemen continued to serve their country in World...

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The Highest Honour #20 | Stan Gurney | Arthur Hall

Private Gurney never made it home but his heroic actions in WW2 saw him posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. While Lieutenant Hall, an absolute hero saved many of his mates earning his Victoria...

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