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Sir John Monash
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Sir John Monash c.1920s
Born (1865-06-27)27 June 1865
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 8 October 1931(1931-10-08) (aged 66)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1884–1920
Rank General
Service number 52
Commands held Australian Corps (1918)
3rd Division (1916–18)
4th Infantry Brigade (1914–16)
13th Infantry Brigade (1913–14)
Battles/wars First World War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Volunteer Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (6)
Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)
Croix de Guerre (France)
Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium)
Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
Distinguished Service Medal (United States)
Other work Manager State Electricity Commission of Victoria (1920–31)
Vice-Chancellor University of Melbourne (1923–31)

General Sir John Monash, GCMG, KCB, VD ( 27 June 1865 – 8 October 1931), was a civil engineer and an Australian military commander of the First World War. He commanded the 13th Infantry Brigade before the war and then, shortly after its outbreak, became commander of the 4th Brigade in Egypt, with whom he took part in the Gallipoli campaign. In July 1916 he took charge of the newly raised 3rd Division in northwestern France and in May 1918 became commander of the Australian Corps, at the time the largest corps on the Western Front. Monash is considered one of the best allied generals of the First World War and the most famous commander in Australian history.

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