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John MONASH

Date of birth27 June 1865
ReligionJewish
OccupationCivil engineer
Address36 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation49
Next of kinWife, Mrs V Monash, 'Iona', St Georges Road, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military service13th Infantry Brigade
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentColonel
Unit name4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant General
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Infantry Brigade
Promotions

Major General


Unit: Australian Corps
Promotion date: 10 July 1916

Temporary Lieutenant General


Promotion date: 1 June 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: 15 October 1915

Companion of the Order of the Bath


Recommendation date: 15 October 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176 (30 November 1916).
Recommendation date: 28 January 1916 and 13 July 1916

Knight Commander of the Order of St.Michael and St.George


Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath


Recommendation date: 1 January 1918

Legion d'Honneur


Recommendation date: 3 October 1918

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: 3 October 1918

L'ordre Couronne


Recommendation date: 12 November 1918

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Recommendation date: 12 November 1918

Distinguished Service Medal (American )


Recommendation date: 25 November 1918

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St.Michael and St.George


Recommendation date: 1 January 1919"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Order De la Couronne - Grand Officer


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Legion D'Honneur ; Grand Officer (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

The American Distinguished Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

KCB


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

CB


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916

GCMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Order De la Couronne - Grand Officer (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Order De la Couronne - Grant Officer, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), Legion D'Honneur - Grand Officer (France), Croix de Guerre (France), The American Distinguished Service Medal, KCB, CB, GCMG, Order De la Couronne - Grand Officer (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 October 1931
Age at death66
Place of burialBrighton General Cemetery, Victoria

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