Mr William Westerman

Adjunct Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Westerman W, 2018, The Battle of Broodseinde Ridge 1917, Big Sky Publishing

Westerman WF, 2017, Soldiers and Gentlemen : Australian Battalion Commanders in the Great War, 1914-1918, Cambridge University Press

Book Chapters

Westerman W, 2018, 'Wallabies and Lions: Situating Australian Military History Within British Imperial Historiographical Debates', in Stanley P (ed.), Jeff Grey: A Life in History, School of Humanities &​ Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra

Westerman W, 2018, 'Military Education: Establishing the Diploma of Military Science, 1907-1915', in Richardson T; Moss T (ed.), Beyond Combat: Australian Military Activity Away From the Battlefield, UNSW Press

Westerman WF, 2016, 'The Middle-Class At War: The intersection of military, cultural and social histories of the AIF in the First World War', in Moss T; Richardson TE (ed.), New Directions In War and History: Debating Military History, Big Sky Publishing,

Journal articles

Westerman W, 2020, 'More than a mere footnote: the department of military studies, University of Sydney, 1907-1915', History of Education, vol. 49, pp. 57 - 76,

Westerman W, 2018, 'Change and continuity in combat: a statistical analysis of the officers of 5th Australian Infantry Battalion, 1914 to 1918', First World War Studies, vol. 9, pp. 296 - 312,

Westerman WF, 2017, 'The Real Controller of the Battle: The Importance of Studying Tactical Battalion Command—A Case Study', Journal of Military History,

Westerman WF, 2017, 'Before the Main Game: Australia’s Citizen Infantry Battalion Commanders before the First World War', International Journal of Military History and Historiography, vol. 37, pp. 9 - 34,

Westerman W, 2017, 'The Handy Man of the Division: Assessing the effectiveness of the pioneer battalion concept in the First Australian Imperial Force', British Journal of Military History, vol. 3, pp. 43 - 61,

Conference Presentations

Westerman W, 2018, 'Conduct Unbecoming: Charles Bean and reputational management among Australian infantry battalion commanders', presented at Recording, Narrating and Archiving the First World War, International Society for First World War Studies, 09 July 2018 - 11 July 2018

Westerman WF, 2017, 'The Diploma of Military Science: a progenitor of Australian professional military education', presented at Beyond Combat: History and the Military’s Other Tasks, UNSW Canberra, 13 July 2017 - 14 July 2017

Westerman WF, 2016, 'The Middle-Class At War: The intersection of military, cultural and social histories of the AIF in the First World War', presented at New Directions In War and History, ANU, 04 February 2016 - 05 February 2016

Westerman WF, 2015, 'One small piece of the puzzle: Australian success at Mont St. Quentin in the context of the British Empire at War in 1918', presented at The First World War: Local, Global and Imperial Perspectives, University of Newcastle, 25 March 2015 - 27 March 2015

Theses / Dissertations

Westerman WF, 2014, Soldiers and Gentlemen: Australian Battalion Commanders in the Great War 1914-1918


Stanley P (ed.), 2016, Warfare 1914-1918 (Australia),