On this day

20 May 1915

Lance Corporal A. Jacka, 14th Battalion, originally of Winchelsea, Victoria, performs the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross in fighting at Courtney's Post, Gallipoli. Jacka's was the first VC to be awarded to an Australian in the First World War. He also went on to win the Military Cross and Bar.

   

 

What's New At the Memorial

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  1. Memorial’s D-Day exhibition explores the remarkable story of Australia’s involvement in the invasion of Normandy

    Australia’s involvement in the largest amphibious operation in military history is explored in the Australian War Memorial’s latest exhibition, D-Day: the Australian story. 

  2. 'My nerves conjured up soldiers everywhere'

    When John Mott was captured at Bullecourt in April 1917, he was determined to escape.

  3. 'I’ve had a pretty good life'

    Leonard Timbrell was just a teenager when he joined the Navy and went away to war.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. After the war curator-led tour

    Free curator-led tour
    Special Exhibition Gallery, 12.30 pm

  2. Returning to civilian life: First World War repatriation

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm

  3. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

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