Lt Gen Sir John Monash and Pte Claude Stanley Knaggs Smith

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Southern (left) pylon

Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, one of Australia's most distinguished soldiers during the First World War.

During his Army career, General Monash was Colonel Commanding the 13th Infantry Brigade of the Citizen Forces, Commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade at Gallipoli, Commander of the 3rd Australian Division in France 1916-1918 and Commander of the Australian Corps from 31 May 1918 until after the Armistice.

Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.

Northern (right) pylon

Pte. Claude Stanley Knaggs Smith, 1st Battalion Infantry, 1st Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces, taken at Mena Camp, Egypt, Jan 1915.

Private Claude Stanley Smith, a manufacturer's agent of Petersham, New South Wales, was born in Newcastle. He enlisted 24 Aug. 1914 aged 28, and embarked on board Transport A19 Afric with the First Expeditionary Force from Sydney on 18 Oct. 1914. He served in Gallipoli with 1st Infantry Brigade, 26 Apr. 1915, was wounded on 9 Aug. 1915, and hospitalised with influenza in England. He married Marjorie Knaggs, April 1917 and returned to Australia on the Balmoral Castle, 2 Dec. 1918. He died in 1947.

Courtesy of the State Library of NSW.


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