? who ? Sir John Monash GCMG KCB. = Now in WikiTree - 4th July special

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 - as The centenary of the Great War draws to a close - - Sir  John Monash GCMG KCB. now has a profile in WikiTree , and a Bronze in Washington DC  - - Here are a couple of Links to read =   https://usa.embassy.gov.au/mateship  - and   =  https://usa.embassy.gov.au/nga-2018   National Governors Association

2018 NGA Partnership

On 4 July 2018 Australia and the United States of America will celebrate the first 100 Years of Mateship. 

The date marks the 100th anniversary of the first time our troops fought side by side in an offensive action, at the Battle of Hamel on France’s Western Front. They fought under the command of one of Australia’s most revered military leaders, General Sir .John Monash GCMG KCB.


Enjoy the read, and the Link visits - also Victoria Shrine of Remembrance , and its history -  https://www.shrine.org.au/About-Us/History  - - -  cheers - john.a

WikiTree profile: John Monash
in The Tree House by John Andrewartha G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
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I have heard that when Sir John and king George V met, that they had a conversation in high German, the comment was I hope the troops didn't hear them doing that.  I have also heard that American troops that had served under General Sir John Monash, didn't want to go back and serve under their own commanders because he was such a good commander, and that some of the American troops   unofficially  attached themselves to Australian units, to keep serving under Sir John Monash.

When my grandfather was a child he was a neighbour of Sir John Monash. That was before Sir John Monash got famous.

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