Bill has had 25 years Australian Army service, including active service in Vietnam, and 22 years as Librarian (BA Librarianship), Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, Senior Librarian, Manager Research Centre, Head of Photographs, Sound and Film, Head of Military Heraldry and Technology, and Senior Executive Officer at the Australian War Memorial.
In this role, he travelled extensively overseas to study museums. He has developed and curatored several national and international photographic exhibitions. Bill developed and managed an oral archive of Australian service men and women in the Korean War, conducting the majority of the interviews. For six years, he was also historian and leader of the Memorial’s battlefield tours to Gallipoli. For years, he was the ABC television commentator for Anzac Day parades in Sydney and the dedication and opening of military memorials in Anzac Parade, Canberra.
Since retiring eight years ago, he has, each year, continued to guide battlefield tours to Gallipoli, Crete and North Africa for Boronia Travel Centre.
Bill is absolutely one of the greatest and most experienced and respected military historians in Australia.