All posts tagged Sir John Monash Centre

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.

‘Our greatest general’

OPENING the new Sir John Monash Centre in northern France on April 24, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull paid tribute to Australia's greatest citizen soldier and to the 11,000 Diggers who fell in France during World War I and have no graves.

Federal seat for Monash, upset for Danby

A DECISION to name a federal electorate after Sir John Monash has been hailed by the Jewish community and supporters of a campaign to raise the profile of the Jewish hero, World War I general and acclaimed civil engineer.