Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Albert Jacka VC MC and Bar, 14th Battalion. Capt Jacka was awarded the Victoria Cross as a lance corporal (LCpl) for
ID numberP02939.001
Collection typePhotograph
Object type
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
Date madec 1917
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
DescriptionStudio portrait of Captain (Capt) Albert Jacka VC MC and Bar, 14th Battalion. Capt Jacka was awarded the Victoria Cross as a lance corporal (LCpl) for "conspicuous bravery on the night of 19th - 20th May, 1915, at Courtney's Post, Gallipoli Peninsula." He was holding a trench with four others, all of whom were killed or wounded, when it was attacked by seven Turkish soldiers. LCpl Jacka defended the trench and killed all of the soldiers. He was the first Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross in the First World War. He later died of an illness on 17 January 1932.