All posts tagged General Sir John Monash

Reflecting on Armistice centenary

SYDNEY’S Jewish Remembrance Day service is always deeply moving, but it held even more resonance in its latest chapter at the Sydney Jewish Museum last Sunday – almost 100 years to the day since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I, and 95 years since General Sir John Monash officially opened the NSW Jewish War Memorial.

By-election candidates back new Monash bill

A three-year campaign led by former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer to posthumously promote Jewish Australian WWI legend General Sir John Monash to Field Marshal is alive again, with independent MP for Indi Catherine McGowan announcing on Monday that she will introduce a private member's bill to Parliament to achieve that objective on October 22 – just two days after the Wentworth ­by-election.

Honouring our fallen Diggers

JEWISH history was made in our nation's capital last Sunday when Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove officially unveiled the first ever Australian Jewish War Memorial (AJWM), which commemorates all 341 Jewish Diggers who are known to have died on active service for their country from 1900 to today.

Monash: An example to us all

Australian War Memorial director Dr Brendan Nelson not only focused on Monash's Jewishness, but attributed his character and leadership to his embodiment of Jewish values.

Monash sculpture unveiled in Canberra

A sculpture commemorating the pivotal role of General Sir John Monash in World War I has been unveiled at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to mark the centenary of the landmark Battle of Hamel.

‘Don’t name seat for anti-Semite’

AN acclaimed scholar of the life of General Sir John Monash has attacked the naming of a federal electorate after an anti-Semitic historian who undermined Australia's greatest citizen officer.

National Jewish war memorial to open in August

THE dedication ceremony of the new Australian Jewish War Memorial in Canberra will be held on Sunday, August 12 to coincide with the commemoration of the Centenary of General Sir John Monash's knighthood, the ACT Jewish Community's secretary Dr Merrilyn Sernack has announced.

Promotion rejected

GENERAL Sir John Monash (pictured) will not be posthumously promoted to Field Marshal, despite a lengthy campaign to have the highest military rank bestowed upon him, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed to The AJN on Wednesday.

A critical year for promotion

2018 is "an absolutely critical year" to push for and achieve the posthumous promotion of Jewish military legend General Sir John Monash to the highest Australian military rank of Field Marshal according to Saluting Monash Council (SMC) chairman Tim Fischer, who fears "the window of opportunity" will rapidly close after the centenary edition of Remembrance Day on November 11.

Fischer ramps up Monash campaign

The push for the posthumous promotion of General Sir John Monash to Field Marshal gained further momentum on November 26 when former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer officially launched Professor Roland Perry's latest book, Monash and Chauvel.