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Medal - General Sir John Monash, Australia, circa 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33126

Summary:
Australia
General Sir John Monash portrait medal
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal depicting Sir John Monash, soldier, engineer and administrator, issued about 1945. Monash became commander of the Australian Corps during World War I. King George V recognized his role in the Battle of Hamel Hill with a knighthood. After the war Monash was responsible for arranging the return of Australian troops from Europe. He was General Manager and later Chair of the State Electricity Commission (SEC) of Victoria. Monash University and the Institute of Engineers both award medals in his name today.
Description:
Portrait bust of Sir John facing 3/4 to right; around, GENERAL SIR JOHN MONASH G.C.M.G. K.C.B. V.D.,
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: australian army
Themes this item is part of: John Monash, Major General & Engineer (1865-1931), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: circa 1945 AD
Obverse Description: Portrait bust of Sir John facing 3/4 to right; around, GENERAL SIR JOHN MONASH G.C.M.G. K.C.B. V.D.,
Reverse Description: PLAIN
Edge Description: PLAIN
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse) Portrait bust of Sir John facing 3/4 to right; around, GENERAL SIR JOHN MONASH G.C.M.G. K.C.B. V.D.,
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Australia
Person Depicted: General Sir John Monash

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