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Sir John Monash (1865-1931), Australian General; Civil Engineer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Born in Victoria, Australia; educated at the University of Melbourne, studying engineering, arts and law; supervised construction of Melbourne's outer circle eastern metropolitan railway from 1888. Private passion was citizen soldiering; joined the garrison artillery, responsible for the harbour defences, and rose to battery commander; made colonel and commander of the 13th infantry brigade in 1913; commanded the 4th brigade in Egypt in 1914; promoted to Major General, taking command of the 3rd Division on the Western Front in 1916; in 1918 Monash was appointed corps commander of the Australian forces and was knighted for his services; after the war he was head of the Victorian State Electricity Commission.

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1954

General Officers of World War I

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1954

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Sir John Monash

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1918
NPG x85341

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Sir John Monash

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 27 July 1918
NPG x158019

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Sir John Monash

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 27 July 1918
NPG x158020

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Sir John Monash

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 27 July 1918
NPG x158021

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Sir John Monash

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1918
NPG x44543

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Sir John Monash

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1918
NPG x44544