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Monash, John (1865 - 1931)

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Engineer and Administrator
Born: 27 June 1865  West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 8 October 1931  Iona, Victoria.
(Sir) John Monash was General Manager of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria 1920-30. Earlier he was involved with the Reinforced Concrete Co. and had an exceptional military career during World War I as a corps commander.

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Born West Melbourne, 27 June 1865. Died Iona, 8 October 1931. CB 1915; KCB 1918. Educated University of Melbourne (MEng 1893, BA, LLB 1895). Construction worker 1885-87; in charge of construction, Outer Circle eastern suburban railway line 1888-91; Melbourne Harbor Trust 1891-94; private practice with J.T. Nobel Anderson as civil, mining and mechanical engineers and patent agents 1894-1902, acquiring the patent rights in Victoria for Monier reinforced concrete construction; Monier Pipe Co. Pty Ltd of Victoria 1901-05; Reinforced Concrete & Monier Pipe Construction Co. Ltd 1905-20; General manager, State Electricity Commission of Victoria 1920-30. Probationary lieutenant, North Melbourne Battery of the Metropolitan Brigade of the Garrison Artillery 1887-95, captain 1895-97, major with command of the North Melbourne Battery 1897-1908, lieutenant-colonel in charge of the Victorian section of the Australian Intelligence Corps (militia) 1908-13, colonel in command of the 13th Infantry Brigade 1913-14, chief censor 1914, commander, 4th Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force 1914, brigadier general from July 1915, major general from July 1916, lieutenant-general and corps commander from June 1918, serving in Gallipoli, Egypt, England and France and receiving a number of awards. Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal, Institute of Engineers, Australia 1929; Kernot Memorial Medal, University of Melbourne 1931. Vice-chancellor, University of Melbourne from 1923; president, Victorian Institute of Engineers 1913; president, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science 1924-26.
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