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Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller reviews 'Pompey Elliott' by Ross McMullin

August 2002, no. 243 01 August 2002
In September 1929 John Monash, ex-commander of the Australian Corps in France, sat down to reply to his former subordinate, Harold ‘Pompey’ Elliott, a National Party senator and militia major-general. Elliott had asked why he had been passed over for a division in 1918. What ‘secret offence’ had he committed that General Birdwood, the English chief of Australian forces, had denied him adva ... (read more)