Matthew Haultain-Gall

Matthew Haultain-Gall completed a PhD at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) in 2017 and he is the author of The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory: Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend, which was published by Monash University Publishing in 2021. In addition to research carried out as an independent historian, which has focused on the cultural and social impacts of war, he has worked at the CegeSoma as a researcher on different European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) projects, namely EHRI-2 and EHRI-Preparatory Phase (EHRI-PP). In February 2024, he has returned to the CegeSoma now as a researcher for the EHRI-Implementation Phase (EHRI-IP) project (02/2024).


  • The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory: Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend, Clayton, Vic: Monash University Publishing, 2021;
  • ‘“The Threshold of the British Empire”: Accommodation, Coercion and the Commemoration of a National Australian Narrative of War at an Imperial Site of Memory’ in After the Armistice: Empire, Endgame, Aftermath, Michael Walsh and Andrekos Varnava (eds.), Abingdon, Routledge, 2021;
  • ‘Lions and Kangaroos: Mobilising the Anzac Legend in the Ypres Salient’, Journal of Belgian History, 2021;
  • ‘The Ypres Salient: Rebuilding and Remembering “the Devil's Playground”’, Journal of Belgian History (co-author with Delphine Lauwers), 2021;
  • ‘Reflections on Ypres’ Centenary: An interview with Piet Chielens and Dominiek Dendooven’, Journal of Belgian History (co-author with Piet Chielens, Dominiek Dendooven and Delphine Lauwers), 2021;
  • ‘Soldier to Citizen: The Australian Imperial Force's Transition from War to Peace in Belgium, 1918–1919’, History Australia, 2019;
  • ‘Les alliés en Belgique : Une occupation amicale’, Le Vif/L’Express Hors-Séries : 1918–2018 : Quatre ans de guerre, cent ans d’impacts, 2018;
  • ‘Forgetting and Remembering the Anzacs in Flanders Fields’, Overland, 2017;
  • ‘Same Old Relics, Same Old Story? Displaying the Third Battle of Ypres at the Australian War Memorial, Past and Present’, History Australia, 2017;
  • ‘Bean, the Third Battle of Ypres and the Australian Narrative of the First World War’, Australian Historical Studies, 2016.