Sir John Monash knighted by King George V in France

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Sir John Monash knighted by King George V in France

Subject

knight, knighthood, Knighthood Ceremony, dubbing, King George V, Sir John Monash, World War 1, France, Bertangles Chateau, Military Costume, Order of the Bath, Military Honours, Orders of Knighthood

Description

General Sir John Monash was created Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath on 1 Jan 1918, and Knight Grand Cross of St Michael and St George on 1 Jan 1919. He is seen receiving his knighthood as Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath on 12 August 1918;  the ceremony is held on steps outside a large building and is being observed by a small group of other army officers. The location is France: Picardie, Somme, Bertangles.
John Monash GCMG, KCB (1865-1931) was born in West Melbourne and died in 1931 in Melbourne.
Of Prussian Jewish heritage, he participated in the landing at Anzac Cover Gallipoli and assumed command of the Australian Corps in May 1918.

The motto of the Order of the Bath is Tria Juncta in uno (Three joined in one)
The motto of the Order of St Michael and St George is Auspicium Melioris Aevi (Token of a better age)

Entry on Australian War Memorial website:
'His Majesty King George V, knighting Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps Commander, at the Corps Headquarters in the Chateau, when General Monash was invested as a Knight Commander of the Bath. 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.'

Creator

Unknown Photographer

Source

Australian War Memorial E02964

Date

12 August 1918

Rights

Copyright expired - public domain

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Citation

“Sir John Monash knighted by King George V in France,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 22, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/226.