|Object type||Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Bertangles|
|Date made||12 August 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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His Majesty King George V congratulating Lieutenant General Sir John Monash KCB VD, General ...
His Majesty King George V congratulating Lieutenant General Sir John Monash KCB VD, General Officer Commanding, Australian Corps, after his investiture as a KCB, the ribbon of which can be seen round General Monash's neck, on the steps of Bertangles Chateau, which was the Headquarters of Australian Corps. The ordnance shown in the background is captured material brought back from the vicinity of Warfusee-Abancourt; it was captured on 8 August by Australian troops. When General Monash took leave of His Majesty, Major General M. W. O'Keeffe KCMG CB, DMS, Fourth Army, who is standing on the right showing three rows of ribbons, was invested with the KCMG. Second from the right is Brigadier General R. A. Carruthers CB CMG, Deputy Assistant and Quartermaster General, Australian Corps.