Albert Jacka, Australian captain, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1893) died on January 17, 1932.

Albert Jacka, was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. Jacka was the first Australian to be decorated with the VC during the First World War, receiving the medal for his actions during the Gallipoli Campaign. He later served on the Western Front and was twice further decorated for his bravery.

Albert Jacka, Australian captain, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1893) died on January 17, 1932.

January 17, 1932

Albert Jacka, Australian captain, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1893) died on January 17, 1932.

Albert Jacka, was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. Jacka was the first Australian to be decorated with the VC during the First World War, receiving the medal for his actions during the Gallipoli Campaign. He later served on the Western Front and was twice further decorated for his bravery.