John Monash

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: This story draws on the service records of John Monash (NAA: B2455 Monash, John) and personal papers held at both the Australian War Memorial and the National Library of Australia (John Monash Papers, AWM, 3 DRL/2316; Sir John Monash Papers, NLA, MS 1884). Quotations are also drawn from his published account of the final campaigns of the war, John Monash, The Australian Victories in France in 1918 (London: Hutchison, 1920). Details of Monash’s post-war life and his role in the repatriation process were provided by his personal papers and a number of biographies. Accounts of Monash – the man and the soldier vary enormously in quality. The most balanced and searching account remains Geoffrey Serle, John Monash: A Biography (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 1982). For an extended study of Monash’s role in shaping Anzac commemoration see Bruce Scates, A Place to Remember: A History of the Shrine of Remembrance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009).