Monthly Archives: August 2016

Australian Independent Company Commander – Major Edmonds-Wilson, No.1 Aust. Ind. Coy.

No.1 Australian Independent Company was, like the other token Australian forces deployed to the islands to our north prior to the outbreak of the Second World War in the Pacific, an experiment. Like Gull Force on Ambon, Sparrow Force on Timor, and Lark Force on New Britain, No.1 Coy was placed in a forward defensive position far from

Islander Soldiers.

Judging the morality of the past using the social values of the present is fraught with danger. Topics such as indigenous military service, for example, invite more emotion than objectivity. It is with some anxiety then, that with the aim of providing a broader picture of military history than we often find in the ‘mainstream’ media or popular