ID numberP02141.003
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film copy negative
MakerUnknown
Place madeGreece: Aegean Islands, Lemnos, Mudros
Date madec. 29 August 1915
DescriptionPortrait 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.