Portrait of Corporal Albert Jacka VC, 14th Battalion, standing outside a canvas tent. Jacka was ...

Unit 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number P02141.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Greece: Aegean Islands, Lemnos, Mudros
Date made c. 29 August 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of Corporal Albert Jacka VC, 14th Battalion, standing outside a canvas tent. Jacka was awarded the Victoria Cross for his brave actions at Courtney's Post, Gallipoli, on 19 May 1915. This was the first VC to be awarded to the AIF in World War 1. Jacka also later received the Military Cross (MC) for actions at Pozieres, France, on 7 August 1916. He received a bar to the Military Cross on 8 April 1917 for a daring night reconnaissance at Bullecourt, France.