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Monash, Lady Hannah Victoria (1871–1920)

from Register (Adelaide)

The death occurred at her residence, Toorak (Victoria), on Friday, of Lady Hannah Victoria Monash, wife of the distinguished Australian general, Sir John Monash. Making a good recovery after a severe operation, Lady Monash appeared to be in the best of health when she left Australia with her daughter to go to her husband, in London (says The Melbourne Herald). In England she developed rheumatic arthritis in a severe form. On the return voyage to Australia she suffered acutely, and it was only by sheer strength of will that she was able to participate in the arrangements made to honour her husband's home-coming. Lady Monash was closely associated with the Friendly Union of Soldiers' Wives and the Purple Cross Service. By her warm-hearted sympathy and womanliness she helped many soldiers' wives needing a friend to show them a way of solving everyday troubles. Carrying out kindly actions was the way Lady Monash spent her days during the war period. In the pre-war days she was very fond of social life, and at the various official functions was regarded as one of Melbourne's handsome matrons. The late Mr. Moton Moss, her father, was a well known Melbourne merchant. She has left a daughter (Miss Bertha Monash). The funeral took place at the Brighton (V.) Cemetery on Saturday, and was largely attended. The Commonwealth Government was represented by the Minister for Defence (Mr. Pearce), and among others present were the State Commandant (Brig. Gen. Brand) and many officers of the A.I.F. who had served under Gen. Monash. The Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League and the South African Veterans' Association were represented.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 March 1920, p 7

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'Monash, Lady Hannah Victoria (1871–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2020.

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