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Australia Plans Equestrian Statue for Monash

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The late Sir John Monash, who commanded the Yankee Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in the last great offensive that broke the Hindenburg line during the World War, will be honored with a huge equestrian statue near Australia’s shrine of remembrance.

Supported by funds raised through public subscription, the statue is being erected from the prize-winning design of W. L. Bowles, noted sculptor.

Sir John, who was commander of the Australian Army Corps, was the most distinguished civilian soldier to serve with the British forces. David Lloyd George, war-time prime minister, revealed in a recent book that had the war continued, Sir John might have become British commander-in-chief.

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