Bust of Sir John
Monash bound for France
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today
accepted the gift of a Sir John Monash bust from
the Honorary Consul to Monaco, Mr Andrew Cannon
AM, at Monaco House in Melbourne.
bust was commissioned by Mr Cannon to honour his
Grandfather Robert Henry Cannon, who served in
France during the First World War. It will be
permanently displayed in the Sir John Monash
Centre, which opens in France in April 2018.
General Sir John Monash led the
Australian Corps with outstanding success on the
Western Front in 1918, including the famous
victory at Le Hamel on 4 July.
was loved and admired by many, and was honoured
with numerous awards and decorations in
recognition of his leadership skills and
successes on the battlefield,” Mr Tehan said.
would like to thank the Honorary Consul to
Monaco, Mr Cannon AM, for his generous gift.
This sculpture will be seen by thousands of
people who visit the Sir John Monash Centre to
learn more about Australia’s service and
sacrifice on the Western Front.”
John Monash Centre will tell the story of the
Australian Western Front experience through a
series of interactive media installations and
Centre will tell the story of ordinary
Australians through their letters and diaries to
create a greater connection to the places where
they fought and died.
more information on the Sir John Monash Centre
Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale 0428 262 894
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289
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