Sir John Monash won’t be posthumously promoted, Malcolm Turnbull rules

Military leaders lobbied against elevation of first world war general to field marshal

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Malcolm Turnbull has decided not to posthumously promote Sir John Monash to the highest rank in the Australian army after lobbying from military leaders against the change.

The world war one general is widely regarded as Australia’s greatest military commander, and senior government ministers and past politicians had been pushing for his elevation to the rare army rank of field marshal.

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