Biography

Birth date: 29 July 1868
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • General List
  • 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 2nd Australian Training Brigade

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 27 May 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 22 December 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Training Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: General List
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Digitised Collection

Personal Files Book 5, 6 May - 16 May 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 5, covers 6 May to 16 May 1915 and includes messages exchanged by the 4th Brigade relating to operations on Gallipoli, particularly around Quinn's Post. This file...

RCDIG0000587

Personal Files Book 3, 27 April - 29 April 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 3, covers 27 April to 29 April 1915 and includes official and personal documents relating to Monash's arrival at Gallipoli. The large number of signals and...

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Personal Files Book 7, 15 August - 22 August 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 7, covers 15 August 1915 to 22 August 1915 and includes official documents, operation reports, and intelligence reports on Turkish troop movement...

RCDIG0000594

Personal Files Book 5, 16 May - 25 May 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 5, covers 16 May to 25 May 1915 and includes messages, signals and other official correspondence relating to troop movement, defensive action, various operations,...

RCDIG0000588

Personal Files Book 7, 22 August - 24 August 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 7, covers 22 August 1915 to 24 August 1915 and includes messages exchanged between the 4th Brigade and the New Zealand Army Corps regarding preparations...

RCDIG0000595

Personal Files Book 4, 4 May - 5 May 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 4, covers 4 May to 5 May 1915 and includes official correspondence relating to Turkish attacks on various ANZAC positions at Gallipoli. The messages refer to the...

RCDIG0000586

Personal Files Book 7, 8 August - 15 August 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Brigadier General John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 7, covers 8 August 1915 to 15 August 1915 and includes summaries of events during the attack on Hill 971, information on the 15th Infantry Battalion,...

RCDIG0000593

Personal Files Book 3, 29 April - 30 April 1915

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Colonel John Monash, 4th Infantry Brigade. This file, originally part of Book 3, covers 29 April to 30 April 1915 and includes official correspondence between Monash, New Zealand and Australian Headquarters, and their Battalions. The...

RCDIG0000583

Timeline

Date of birth 1868-07-29
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-10-09 Appointed to the 14th Battalion with the rank of major.
Date of embarkation 1914-12-22
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-05-14
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-05-18
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-08-05
Date promoted 1915-08-10 - 1915-08-26 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other 1915-08-10 - 1915-08-26 Commanding Officer of the 14th Battalion.
Date promoted 1916-02-10 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1916-02-10 39th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1916-05-27
Other units 1917-03-21 No 1 Command Depot.
Other units 1917-03-27 No 4 Command Depot.
Other units 1917-05-25 Commanding Officer 66th Battalion.
Other units 1917-05-25 No 1 Command Depot.
Other units 1917-09-27 No 2 Command Depot.
Other units 1918-02-09 2nd Training Brigade Headquarters.
Other units 1919-01-28 Headquarters, AIF depots in the UK.
Other units 1919-01-29 - 1919-03-17 Camp Commandant AIF depots.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919-02-04
Other units 1919-03-18 Second in command AIF depots.
Other units 1919-06-27 - 1919-09-16 Officer Commanding No 3 Group AIF Depots.
Other 1920-05-10 AIF appointment terminated.