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Combat Colonels of the AIF in the Great War
Author: David Clare Holloway
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 10 February 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5
Combat Colonels seeks to address the regrettable gap in Australias documented history of its combat colonels. Its purpose is to name all the Commanding Officers who led units into actions in the Great War and to describe their lives before and, for those who survived, after the war.
From these pages emerge the men who shaped Australias battlefield history - both the professional soldiers and the former teachers, accountants, salesmen, clerks, farmers and others from a broad range of occupations whose leadership on and off the battlefield proved so crucial. These are men Australia cannot afford to forget. David Clare Holloway was born in 1927 in Brisbane, son of returned WWI veteran Eric Mansfield Holloway. They lived initially in Chinchilla, he grew up mainly in Canberra, while the War Memorial was being built. Moving to Melbourne where he finished his schooling, he served briefly in the Navy at the end of WWII, before completing teachers college in Melbourne. He was teacher and head teacher at various Victoria country schools before becoming a School Inspector, until promoted to assistant Director of ...
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